Brooklyn authorities are currently investigating the death of a former convict who was gunned down outside a deli on Monday afternoon. The man just ordered his steak and stepped out of the bodega when he was shot three times in the chest by an African-American individual.
Former Convict Served Time for Killing Two People
Earnest Brownlee, a 55-year-old former convict, was gunned down on Monday afternoon right outside the B&G Deli and Food Corp. located near Throop Avenue. Robert Nunes, a deli cook and of the eyewitnesses, declared that Brownlee entered the deli at approximately 12:40 p.m. and ordered a steak and some beer.
Brownlee told the cook that he’s going to pick up his meal later and left the deli. As soon as the former convict stepped outside, he was briefly approached by an unknown individual who whipped out his gun and shot the man three times in the chest.
The man managed to tell a passerby that he was wounded before collapsing. First emergency responders attempted to resuscitate the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the moment, the authorities are attempting to located and identify the gunman. According to the eyewitness accounts, the suspect is an African-American citizen, 5-foot-6 in height and, at the time of the shooting, he was wearing a gray jacket.
As for Brownlee, his family declared that he had legal trouble in the past, but he served his time and was now taking up odd jobs to support his wife confined to a wheelchair. Brownlee was arrested for the first time in 1982, after killing an individual with a shotgun.
He will again be incarcerated in 1983, for stabbing to death a 32-year-old individual over a botched marijuana transaction. The man also spent three years behind bars for burglary; sentence received in 2011.
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