Police: Brownsville man Wayne Elliot found shot to death outside Greater Refuge Ministries on Hendrix Street

A man was shot to death outside an East New York church this morning and police say they're questioning a suspect. Wayne Elliot, 22, was

Wayne Elliot found shot to death outside Greater Refuge Ministries on Hendrix Street in East New York.

Wayne Elliot found shot to death outside Greater Refuge Ministries on Hendrix Street in East New York. (5/5/13)

BROWNSVILLE - A Brownsville man was shot to death outside of a church early this morning.

Police received a call about a shooting at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning at the corner of Hendrix Street and Liberty Avenue.

Responding officers found 22-year-old Wayne Elliot with three gunshot wounds to his back and one to his shoulder in front of the Greater Refuge Ministries church. 

Elliot was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Elliot's family is devastated by the news of his death. His father tells News 12 Brooklyn that his son was killed after attending a birthday party. He says he thinks Elliot was killed because he got into a dispute with someone several days ago.

Elliot's relatives are planning to hold a vigil to honor him.

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