By Ali Bauman

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was shot dead in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon.

The Crime Scene Unit remained at the scene and had a corner taped off as it investigated what lead up to the killing of the victim, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.

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NYPD officers were searching the block for evidence near a deli on 4th Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope, where the woman was shot in the head on the sidewalk at around 1 p.m.

The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Nichelle Thomas, of Brooklyn.

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Police say 28-year-old Latisha Bell, of the Bronx, has been arrested and is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers.

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Check back soon for more information on this developing story. 

Ali Bauman