Man Shot Dead In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Diner; Suspect Charged

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect was charged with murder Sunday night, after a man was found shot to death inside a diner in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.

Just after 5 a.m. Sunday, police came to 887 Fulton St., at Vanderbilt Avenue, after a call of shots fired in the Country House Diner at the address. The two-story building also houses the Raif Atelier and Swagga 360 clothing stores on its lower level, with apartments above.

Upon arriving, police found Jason Lewis, 34, of Brooklyn, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Lewis was taken to the Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A suspect was taken into custody at the scene. The suspect — Tyrone Gainer, 27, of Brooklyn — was later charged with murder, criminal use of a firearm, and criminal possession of a firearm, police said.

Police have not released further details. But DNAInfo reported witnesses said the victim died trying to stop a fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend in the restaurant.

Lewis was a regular breakfast customer at the Country House Diner, the publication reported.

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