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Durante Tirado, 20-year-old gunman suspected of killing drug rival in NY ordered held without bail

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Gunman accused of slaying drug rival and wounding his girlfriend in Brooklyn apt, Tuesday night
Durante Tirado, 20, allegedly opened fire and killed 38-year-old Kahliq Francis on Pennsylvania Ave. in Starrett City, Brooklyn, 
Victim’s girlfriend Chaleen Mason, 32, was wounded when Tirado opened fire in the Brooklyn apartment building
Tirado admitted to the shooting
He’s charged with murder, attempted murder, weapons possession, and held without bail 
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Durante Tirado admitted shooting Kahliq Francis several times.He faces murder and weapon’s possession charges

A gunman faces murder charges for killing a drug rival and shooting the man’s girlfriend in a Brooklyn apartment, police sources said Wednesday.
Durante Tirado, 20, showed up, gun in hand, at the 16th-floor apartment of 38-year-old Kahliq Francis on Pennsylvania Ave. by Seaview Ave. in Starrett City just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.
Durante Tirado was arrested hours after allegedly shooting Kahliq Francis multiple times inside a 16th floor apartment, same night.

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No Thanksgiving: Kahliq Francis was shot by Durante Tirado at his Brooklyn apt in a possible drug war related incident on Tuesday. He died at Brookdale University Hospital, Wednesday
Chaleen Mason 1.jpgVictim’s girlfriend Chaleen Mason, was injured when Tirado opened fire in the Brooklyn apartment building, Wednesday

He shot Francis in the head, and opened fire on Chaleen Mason, 32, but she survived the fusillade, sources said. After Tirado left, she staggered to a friend’s 12th floor apartment and called 911 on the way, sources said.
Medics took Francis and Mason to Brookdale University Hospital in critical condition, where Francis died of his wounds Wednesday.
Police found Tirado nearby a short time after the shooting, and figured out where he’d stashed the murder weapon, cop sources said.

Police investigate the scene where Durante Tirado, fatally shot Kahliq Francis.jpgPolice investigate the scene where Durante Tirado allegedly, fatally shot Kahliq Francis on Pennsylvania Ave. in Starrett City, Brooklyn, NY

Tirado admitted to cops that he repeatedly shot Francis in the face and body, according to the criminal complaint.The suspect who lives in a neighboring Starrett City apartment building, was arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday on murder, attempted murder and weapon possession charges.
Police records show that Durante was arrested along with another teen for second-degree burglary in August, 2015
Judge Marguerite Dougherty ordered Tirado to be held without bail on Thursday night.

 

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