Shot on Varet
A 27-year-old was killed last week after he fell under a hail of bullets on Varet Street.
Police said that Tarreal McGee, a resident of Park Avenue, was arguing with another man near Graham Avenue at 1:05 a.m. on July 23 when his opponent pulled a gun and opened fire.
McGee was hit multiple times. Paramedics rushed him to Bellevue Hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Police were still searching for his killer as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call the 90th Precinct at (718) 965-5311. All calls will be kept confidential.
Police have identified the remains of a man found washed ashore along a riverbank in the Gateway National Recreation Area in southern Brooklyn as an acclaimed Polish-born sculptor from Greenpoint.
Officials confirmed that Mieczyslaw Partyka Karol’s body was found just before 6 a.m. on July 27 off of Flatbush Avenue between the Belt Parkway entrance and the Marine Parkway Bridge.
An autopsy was expected to be conducted as this paper went to press.
According to published reports, Karol, who had a heart condition, kept a boat at the Gateway Marina. Family members said that he went to the marina to protect his boat from the waves of thunderstorms slamming the borough Sunday.
It’s believed that he either suffered a heart attack or fell off the boat during the storm.
A source from the 63rd Precinct said that investigators have ruled out foul play.
Raped on South 8th
Cops are investigating a woman’s claims that she was sexually assaulted by the super of her building on South 8th Street.
The victim claimed that she was partying with friends on the night of July 23, but then blacked out just as she was entering her apartment building between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street at 12:20 a.m.
She woke up several hours later on a dingy mattress in the building’s basement. The super of the building was there, trying to rape her, according to police and published reports.
The woman reportedly fought the man off and ran away.
Cops were told of the attack, but couldn’t find the super for questioning as this paper went to press.
Cops arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with two burglaries last week.
Officials said that Carlos Roman was apprehended at 3 a.m. on July 27 when he was caught allegedly coming out of a fenced-in yard on Grattan Street.
Cops reportedly saw Roman jump the fence a short time earlier. A few minutes later, he came out of the address carrying a car rim in each hand, police alleged.
When cops approached Roman, he refused to be handcuffed, officials alleged.
A short time later, cops learned why he was so opposed to incarceration -- he was connected to a second burglary that had happened the day before, police alleged.
Roman was allegedly caught on video tape forcing open a door on an automotive business on Harrison Place at 9 p.m. on July 26, taking a saw and a stereo amplifier.
Held up on Humboldt
An area man was frisked after he had a knife pulled on him on Humboldt Street near Debovoise Street last week.
The victim said that he was nearing the corner at 1 p.m. on July 23 when he was stopped by an 18-year-old thief.
The thief allegedly pulled a knife on him and then patted his pockets, looking for his valuables, before running off empty-handed.
Responding officers took the alleged thief, later identified as Terrel Scott, into custody, charging him with attempted robbery, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.
An industrious set of armed thugs made off with a Mazda and a van during a double car-jacking, police said this week.
Cops from the 90th Precinct were told that a 60-year-old man was parking his Mazda on Porter Avenue between Harrison Place and Ingraham Street at around midnight on July 17 when two men on a motorcycle rolled up to him.
One suspect pulled a gun and ordered the man out of his car. He then got into the Mazda and sped off, followed by his two-wheeled companion.
At that exact moment a third culprit came on the scene and pulled a gun on two men loading a van just down the street.
The thief ordered the victims to hand over the keys and drove off with the van -- the goods inside included.
No injuries were reported.
Cops were investigating these incidents as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the 90th Precinct at (718) 963-5311. All calls will be kept confidential.
A good night sleep was left uninterrupted by a soft-footed thief who raided a Graham Avenue resident’s home last week.
The victim admitted that he was sleeping soundly on July 19 between 11:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. the next morning when someone crept into the apartment between Scholes and Meserole streets through an unlocked back window.
A cell phone, digital camera and a black leather wallet were taken, officials said.
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