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Teen Charged In 2 Deadly Bed-Stuy Shootings, One Of Which Killed Man, 79

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 19-year-old man was being held without bail Monday in connection with two deadly shootings in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, including one that took the life of an elderly man in a barbershop.

Breeze King was due back before a Brooklyn judge on Thursday.

King was arrested on Oct. 17 when plainclothes officers stopped a car he was riding in at Tompkins and Putnam avenues in Brooklyn. Police said they had been looking for King after witnesses identified him in a barbershop shooting on Sept. 28 of last year.

Andrew Burke, 79, was killed by a stray bullet allegedly fired by King, as he sat in the barbershop on Marcus Garvey Boulevard near Putnam Avenue, police told the New York Post.

King was also charged with a shooting this past Aug. 29, which took the life of Michael Griffin, 21. Griffin was in the driver’s seat of a car parked on Marcus Garvey Boulevard close to DeKalb Avenue when a gunman shot him once in the head and killed him, the newspaper reported.

King was charged with second-degree murder. There was no attorney information available.

Police said one weapon was recovered.

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