2013-10-10 / Other News

Glenwood Houses Shooting Victim Remembered


Family and friends’ tribute to Blackwood at Glenwood Houses. 
Photos by Sam Akhtar Family and friends’ tribute to Blackwood at Glenwood Houses. Photos by Sam Akhtar Police responded to calls of shots fired on Friday, October 4th just after 5 p.m. near the Glenwood Houses at 5706 Farragut Road. When they arrived at the scene, they found 26- year-old Lamar Antonio Blackwood in the lobby of the building. He was shot several times. Blackwood was reportedly conscious when Emergency Medical Service technicians took him to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

When police with the 63rd Precinct arrived, they cordoned off various areas looking for a possible suspect and questioned residents who lived across from the housing buildings. However, some witnesses said that police made arrests related to the incident even days after the shooting.

City Councilman Jumaane Williams was outraged at the senseless gun violence, noting how the shooting at Glenwood Houses was one of three deadly incidents that took place over the weekend.

“Like many New York residents, I was horrified to learn about the tragic deaths of five residents, including Lamar Antonio Blackwood, which occurred in my district, along with a 17-year-old child,” the councilman said in a press release. “We must take steps to reduce the supply of illegal guns, along with the demand for these weapons and violence. We must ensure that the council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, which I cochair, has the funding that it needs to fully implement its violence reduction strategy.”

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 800-577- TIPS. You can also text your tips to “CRIMES” (274637). All calls will be kept confidential.

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