2008_04_rshtg.jpgA 40-year-old described as an off-duty corrections officer was shot to death in East Flatbush. The shooting occurred around 3:15 a.m. at East 87th Street and Avenue A.

According to the AP, the police had "responded to a 911 call" and found the victim "lying in a side yard...shot once in the face." The victim, believed to have been gunned down inside the garage, died at Brookdale Hospital.

Police suspect the shooting was related to a robbery. Two people were taken into custody, but it's unclear if they were involved.