2006_09_damonallen.jpgThe police have arrested two men and have charged one in the murder of sanitation worker Damon Allen. Allen, who was in the news last December after catching a 4 year old from a burning building, was killed early Monday morning while leaving a party at 862 Prospect Place, Brooklyn. The police believe the shooting was random, but what's disturbing is that 50 bullets were fired during some sort of altercation. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg said during the West Indian American Day Parade, "Nearly one year ago, Damon Allen was the city's hero for saving the life of a little girl. Today, he lies dead. This is a very sad note to what should be a very joyous occasion. We've just got to stop this kind of violence. It is an outrage."

There were sad quotes from his work partner and from the mother of the girl he saved. Allen leaves behind two daughters.

Photograph of Allen and his partner Michael Kalinowski receiving citations from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz from Markowitz's website