Cops arrested two men yesterday suspected of shooting and killing a 24-year-old, chucking their guns in trash can in front of a police precinct, then reporting to police that they were the victims of a shooting. Officers at the 73 Precinct in Brownsville spotted the suspects ditching their firearms inside a garbage can before entering the station house on Thomas Boyland Street just after 6:15 pm.
Moments earlier, the same men had hopped out of a car and chased victim Bishawn Turner before shooting him in the back of the head, according to police. Then they walked one block to the precinct and reported that they had just been shot at. Witnesses described the crime to the Daily News: "They were running after him. There were four or five shots," said Geraldine Nicholas, 59. "He couldn't outrun a bullet."
The victim's sister, Tanora Turner, was furious that the suspects told cops they were the targets of a shooting. "They pretended like they did nothing but they shot my brother in the head," the 20-year-old said. Police suspect that the shooting might have been gang related, but they celebrated the simple arrest. "Easiest ... arrest in history!" a police source told the paper.