2017-04-20 / Front Page

EASTER MURDER

Canarsie Shooting Marks Fifth During Easter
By Jason Linetsky


Photo by Lloyd Mitchell Photo by Lloyd Mitchell “We heard shots and saw a man lying on the sidewalk in a puddle of blood,” stated a witness to a fatal shooting on Easter Sunday night.

Officers and EMS answered a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. and found 23-year-old Anthony Kester in front of 9611 Glenwood Road near East 96th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police sources, Kester, who is believed to have gang affiliations, was arguing with another man when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him in his head, possibly twice. The gunman fled east toward East 96th Street.

“Anthony Kester’s death was uncalled for,” stated Community Activist Tony Herbert during a press conference on Monday. “There will be justice for the family. We need to get guns off the streets. No parent should have to scrub their child’s blood off the sidewalk after he bled to death after being murdered in cold blood. These murderers will be caught.”

No arrests have been made and the 69th Precinct Detective Squad is investigating the case. Advocates Without Borders, in conjunction with Global Alliance, is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.

Kester’s murder was one of five across the city on Sunday. Approximately 20 minutes after Kester was shot, police reports said Quaysean Haywood was shot in the Bronx - he was hospitalized and died the next day. The Daily News also reported individual shootings in East Harlem and Rosedale, Queens as well as two shot on Staten Island. In all of these cases, the victims were expected to recover.

Holiday violence is nothing new to our area. On Christmas Day, Ramie Nesbeth was fatally shot near a deli on Utica Avenue and Beverley Road.

Anyone with information regarding Kester’s shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1- 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.




Photos by Lloyd Mitchell Photos by Lloyd Mitchell

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