Police probe fatal shooting and stabbing along today’s Panamanian Parade route
The NYPD with probing two separate fatal incidents that occurred along the route of today’s Panamanian Parade in Brooklyn.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to an assault report on Bedford Avenue and Albemarle Road. When they arrived, they found a 40-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say a gun was recovered at the scene. However, no arrests have been made yet.
Around midnight, police received a complaint of an assault at 789 Franklin Avenue. Upon arriving, they discovered Kerwin Cox, 35, unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk. He was immediately transported to the hospital to be treated for multiple stab wounds in the stomach. Not long after, he was also pronounced dead.
Police say the investigations are still developing. At this hour, they cannot confirm if the incidents are connected to the parade. However, the festivities are still expected to go on later today. They also say they plan to have an increased presence in the areas where the crimes occurred.