Merrick Man Killed in Brooklyn Robbery

Editor's Note: This article was written and submitted by Will Yakowicz.

A Merrick man was killed during a robbery in Park Slope Wednesday, according to police.

According to a spokesman for the New York Police Department (NYPD), the suspect approached a man visiting at around 7:15 p.m. on 18th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, pushed him to the ground, causing him to crack his head on the sidewalk, robbed him of his watch and wallet and fled.

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Police responded to the robbery, within the confines of the 72nd Precinct, where they found the 67-year-old victim lying on the sidewalk with head injuries. The EMS transported the victim to Lutheran Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

According to police sources, the victim was Jesus Morales from Merrick, who was in South Slope to buy a car on 18th Street.  

There have been no arrests as of yet and the investigation is ongoing. Stay with Patch for updates on this story. 

This article was originally published at 12:02 p.m. on Jan. 10 and was updated at 1 p.m. on Jan. 10.

FedUpRealist January 10, 2013 at 08:33 PM
News flash! We have evil living among us. You have THE RIGHT to protect yourself. And, you have THE RIGHT to bare arms. Take advantage of that fact 'cause it's gonna change real soon. Santaprompter has arrived.
Al January 11, 2013 at 11:21 AM
If I have the right to BARE arms does that mean that I can go sleeveless? Obviously poster meant BEAR arms but of course when you're livid you're bound not to make sense.
FedUpRealist January 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Thank you, professor. And hopefully there's a law-abiding person in your classroom that will protect you and your students if a criminal bearing arms walks in with bad intensions.


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