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Cops arrest gunman, Anthony Vasquez, who fatally shot James Halsey in the head as he was sitting on his brownstone stoop in Brooklyn, NY on the evening of April 7 – Eyewitness identified shooter

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Career criminal Anthony Vasquez suspected to alleged to be the gunman who fatally shot a man on his brownstone stoop in Brooklyn. NY
James Halsey, 28, died after he was shot in the head in the evening of April 7 
Eyewitness identified Anthony Vasquez, 28, as the shooter who killed James Halsey on the stoop of his brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant 
The alleged shooter, who lives four blocks away from the Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone where Halsey lived and died, was looking to settle a dispute he had with the victim – police
The suspect was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, Wednesday
James Halsey, 1.jpgVictim: James Halsey, was shot in the head on his own doorstep in NY, April 7

Police in New York arrested a Brooklyn man accused of shooting and killing a 28-year-old man on the stoop of the victim’s brownstone, police said Thursday.

Anthony Vasquez, 28, was arrested around 1 p.m. Wednesday after an eyewitness identified him as the gunman who shot James Halsey in the head in front of Halsey’s building on Madison St. near Throop Ave. around 7:45 p.m. April 7, authorities said.

The alleged shooter, who lives four blocks away from the Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone where Halsey lived and died, was looking to settle a dispute he had with the victim, police said.

Vasquez has five prior arrests for robbery, petit larceny, violating an order of protection and criminal mischief, sources said. He was paroled in March of 2012 after serving two years in prison for his robbery convictions, records show.

Anthony Vasquez shot James Halsey on this stoop in NY.jpgPolice seal off the crime scene after Halsey was shot and killed sitting on this stoop on April 7

The suspect is also Vasquez, 28, is a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who lives just blocks away from where Halsey was shot, said police. A nearby ShotSpotter, a sound sensor that can detect gunshots , alerted NYPD officers who rushed to the scene, according to police.
Vasquez was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Halsey’s killing marks the third of four homicides this year in the NYPD’s 79th Precinct, which covers Bedford-Stuyvesant.

 

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