NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD says video captured 10 people hunting down and killing a man in Brooklyn earlier this month.

It happened at 5:15 p.m. on March 19 near New Lots Avenue on Cleveland and Elton Streets in East New York.

“You are literally going to see a 21-year-old male fighting for his life running on the streets of Brooklyn being chased by a group of at least 10 thugs. It’s tough to watch,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea.

The incident began when the victim was walking down New Lots Avenue. When he reaches Cleveland Street, he encounters the group.

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“Totally unprovoked, our victim is punched in his face,” said NYPD Chief Mike Kemper.

In the video, the victim can be seen running from the group and hiding behind cars while the group chases him. Some of the suspects were on foot and some were in a car, Kemper said.

“The victim is literally running up and down blocks trying to escape these individuals,” Kemper said.

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At one point, the group catches up with him and one of them points a gun at the victim. Police do not believe any shots were fired at that point, and the victim managed to run away.

He ducked into a nearby back yard and hid behind a car for some time while the suspects searched for him. Eventually, the victim gets spotted, and he ran to the back yard of a home. He jumped over a fence and landed on a barbed wire fence below.

The suspects chased after him. One of the suspects can be seen hurling a large rock over the fence at the victim, and another jumps on to the fence and shoots him five times, police say.

“No less than 10 individuals were active participants in this brutal, brutal murder,” Kemper said. “This video is very, very hard to watch, and I’ve been doing this a long time.”

“He tries to get into cabs on the street, literally anything to get away. Ultimately he’s cornered, like an animal, in the back of a private residence where he’s shot multiple times,” said Shea said.

Kemper said four of the suspects have been identified, including the gunman and the person who threw the rock. The alleged rock thrower has been arrested and will be charged with murder, Kemper said.

Kemper pleaded for anybody with information to come forward.

Shea compared the murder to the violent killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz last June.

“This is eerily similar to last June, in the 48th precinct in the Bronx, when Lesandro Guzman was the victim of a mob that was chasing him through the Bronx,” Shea said. “But you have gang involvement, and literally hoodlums, with no fear of the law, organized, driving around in cars looking for this individual, and chasing him down and killing him.”

The victim in the case also had a criminal record. He was arrested in 2015 for a hate crime for beating a transgender person, and has arrested in 2018 for robbery with a gun, menacing, assault and grand larceny. In February of this year he was arrested for possession of drugs.

Anyone with any information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

Comments (35)
  1. Pete Dosado says:

    When does the BLM march begin?

  2. Chris Pearson says:

    MF learn your gang boundaries.

  3. Brazen hoodlums with no fear of paying a price…………like Jussie Smollet.

  4. David Batlle says:

    Most gun deaths in America are gang violence. Thanks to these animals, Democrats want to deprive law-abiding citizens of their 2nd Amendment rights.

  5. johnvalleynetworksus says:

    The Tree of the Great Society never stops bearing fruit. Fatherless, worthless, welfare fruit. Designed and delivered to you by the Democrat Party.

  6. Move along! Move along! Nothing to see here folks! Just some Democrats having a little fun.

  7. Pete Griff says:

    THIS is what the Democrats want for every city.

  8. Bill Brouse says:

    Round of applause for DeBlasio’s NYC….. damn he must be proud.

  9. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS is a society in which good people have no guns, and the bad guys do. Some armed good citizens could have saved that boys life. EVERY TIME, ONE RECORD, CAN’T BE DENIED, in an unarmed society, that bad buys will always have weapons, and good people will suffer.

  10. Bang Stick says:

    My my, How cultural.

  11. Jim Wolfson says:

    So commie New York made sure he was defenseless against his attackers.
    Thanks, democRats.

  12. Steve Meadows says:

    This isn’t as disturbing as Jussie Smollett being attacked by white racists. That incident was a national news event, not just a local crime story. After Jussie Smollett was attacked national politicians needed to step in and help the nation heal.

  13. Paul Roberts says:

    Conceal and carry. The Police cannot protect you all of the time. Just be sure using the gun is the last option in order to save your life. I hope all the gang members are hunted down and prosecuted. Chances are some liberal judge will set them free.

  14. Democrat policies perpetuate great suffering among people.

  15. Neil E. Lynch says:

    If the victim had a gun, not all of the suspects would have gotten away unscathed.

    In New York, a defenseless victim is, “sport”.

  16. David Olson says:

    Quick, pass more gun laws to prevent this from EVER happening again!

  17. Lilith Whyte says:

    I knew what they looked like before I saw the video.

  18. Chris Appel says:

    Shhh don’t talk about the demographic….

  19. Mike Arvand says:

    and this is why you need magazines with 30 rounds.

  20. This will be listed by the left as another “senseless gun related death of a schoolchild”. If you eliminate all the gang related shootings and all the suicides from the equation, the US has one of the lowest murder-by-gun rates in the world. But law abiding gun owners are the problem? Right.

  21. Jose Ortega says:

    The group is chasing down a known violent criminal because of his nefarious deeds. They have made the streets a little safer. They are doing what has to be done.

  22. Jim Southerland says:

    Now you see why we Jim Crow.

  23. Horace C. Lank says:

    I can hear the description of the suspects on the radio now: Suspects are hatless, I repeat, hatless…

    BonB crime doesn’t fit the Left’s narrative.

  24. Fritz Vondago says:

    Aint the Democratic party voters and supporters in NYC just the most civilized wonderful people in the world. You loons in NYC voted for this wonderful life style , now you can live with it.

  25. Carl Mayo says:

    it’s one thing when these inner-city democrats kill each other, but i don’t want innocent people to get caught up in the violence while minding their own business.

  26. Let them wipe each other out. The victim was a criminal himself. Hard to feel sympathy…

  27. Christopher Perrien says:

    at least it wasn’t a hate crime

  28. Mike O'Connor says:

    welcome to the jungle.. the most sh_thole jungle of all jungles

  29. The cycle — NYC in the 70’s returned thanks to Hizzoner

  30. Joey Smith says:

    They ought to make some law banning guns in New York.

  31. The single moms who raised these sub human rats vote for democrats like puppets. they voted for hillary and will vote for anyone with a “D” next to their name

  32. Handy Andy says:

    I thought guns were illegal in N.Y.

  33. Hmmm… it appears the NYPD is wearing different uniforms.
    #BLM

  34. Eustace Haney says:

    The future of America. Shouldn’t be so hard on democrat voters.

  35. Rusty Taylor says:

    I will never live around these animals. These gangs need to be eliminated. Just go to where they are and kill them all.

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