BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - While police search for the two suspects involved in yesterday's shooting at a barber shop in Bed-Stuy, friends remember Andrew Burke, the 79-year-old bystander killed when he was caught in the crossfire.
According to neighbors, Burke, who lived in East New York, was in Bed-Stuy yesterday visiting friends. Police say two suspects were chasing a third man down the street and opened fire as he ran into the barber shop. Burke was sitting outside and was hit in the neck by a stray bullet. He later died at Interfaith Medical Center.
Friends and neighbors at the senior complex where Burke lived described him as a father figure to the community, who was always visiting his old neighborhood in Bed-Stuy.
Darryl Stallings, owner of the barber shop where the shooting took place, ordered the suspects to turn themselves in to the police. "If you want to make things right, turn yourself in," he said.