2012-02-02 / Other News

Police Make Arrest In November 2011 Murder

By Dara Mormile

Location on Flatlands Avenue where Dwight Langdon was murdered over two months ago. Location on Flatlands Avenue where Dwight Langdon was murdered over two months ago. Two months after 25-year-old Dwight Langdon was gunned down near East 82nd Street and Flatlands Avenue, the suspect was arrested and is now being charged with his murder.

Detectives with the 69th Precinct said the suspect in the shooting, a 19- year-old male, whose name was not released, was tracked down on Tuesday, January 17th, in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.

Apparently, Langdon and the shooter were acquaintances who had a confrontation about a drug related issue at around 6:30 p.m. in front of Popeyes fast food establishment at 8821 Flatlands Avenue on November 21, 2011.

Thanks to surveillance cameras along the shopping strip, and corroborated stories from witnesses, the suspect was identified.

The two “friends” allegedly got into a heated argument about a transaction that had to do with the sale of marijuana.

Some witnesses said they also saw the men physically attacking each other before Langdon was shot and seen collapsed on the sidewalk. The shooter was then seen running toward East 83rd Street.

When police arrived at the scene, they found that Langdon, a Canarsie resident, was shot in the left side of his torso. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, but he did not survive his wounds and was pronounced dead at about 7 p.m.

Crime Scene Unit investigators with the 69th Precinct said no shell casings were found at the scene at the time. Upon further inspection, one shell casing was located near the south side of Flatlands Avenue near the corner of East 82nd Street.

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