Rink told police he shot the first victim because someone paid him to do it and the second because the man had flirted with Rink’s girlfriend, authorities said.
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Rink was awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn criminal court on Wednesday. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney to speak for him.
Earlier this morning, police officers from the 73rd Precinct responded to a 911 call of a male and female shot in front of 41 New Lots Avenue. When they arrived, they discovered a male with a gunshot wound to the head and a female with multiple gunshot wounds. pic.twitter.com/uXNwmhatsO
— Chief Rodney Harrison (@NYPDDetectives) July 3, 2020
Surveillance video from Moore’s killing released by police shows a man walking up to the victim on a street corner and shooting him in the head. A female bystander was shot in the arm and upper body but survived. A witness picked Rink out of a photo lineup, police said.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it,” Derrick Moore, the victim’s father, told the Daily News at the time. “I’m shocked.”
Blackman, the second victim, was killed as he was heading home from his job as a building porter. Police said Rink and Blackman had been involved in some sort of dispute over Rink’s companion.
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