Man, 48, Dies After Bed-Stuy Shooting: NYPD

Brooklyn resident Paul Pinkney, 47, was shot and killed on Ocean Ave on Sunday just after 2:00am while visiting a memorial for the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred just days before, the New York Daily News reports.

Pinkney, who also went by Jordan Michael or the nickname P-Funk, was lighting a candle to pay tribute to Deshawn Reid, the 28-year-old who was killed in broad daylight on Friday only two blocks away.

Medics attended to Pinkney for about 45 minutes at the scene before he was pronounced dead.

Pinkney was known in the community and “was loved by everybody,” according to his niece Tyquasia Davis.

Everybody just can’t believe this, because he don’t mess with nobody; he don’t bother nobody,” she told reporters. “You know, he just drinks his beer or whatever and said hello to everyone, speaks to all the children. It’s just sad.”

The shooting added to a violent weekend citywide, with at least 49 people shot between Thursday and Saturday across the five boroughs, according to Gothamist.

In the deaths of Pinkney and Reid, no arrests have been made so far.

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Jackson Ferrari Ibelle is a Providence, RI native who has lived in Crown Heights since 2019. He is a Northeastern University graduate and splits his time between writing for BK Reader and working as a...

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