VIDEO: Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of 18-Year-Old Andre Pitts
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man wanted in connection with a fatal Brooklyn shooting.
Andre Pitts, 18, was shot multiple times on Sunday around 7:30 p.m. at 230 Lot Ave. He was getting off an elevator on the fourth floor when the gunman opened fire. Pitts was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.
Former neighbors, who set up memorials for Pitts, said they were in grief and could not believe someone would want to kill him.
“He was a good kid. He didn’t do nothing — he played basketball, he was in school or whatever. He loved computers, he loved everybody. He loved life,” Stephanie Fields said.
“He’s just a great person and I’ll miss him — a lot,” Joyce Daniels said.
Police described the shooting suspect as a male in his 20s and 5-foot-8. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a green hood, which had green, white and red stripes on the sleeves. He was also wearing a black doo-rag and red sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
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.