Friday, June 3, 2016
A 22-year-old man was found dead from gunshot wounds outside a courtyard of the Lillian Wald Houses on East Sixth Street between Avenue D and the FDR at 1:52 a.m., according to published reports.
According to the Daily News, "The victim was found with multiple shots to the gut."
No arrests have been made. The victim's name has not been released pending family notification.
Updated 10:45 a.m.
DNAinfo reports that the victim was known by the nickname "Coke Wave." Investigators believe this may have been a drug-related shooting, as the man was reportedly carrying crack cocaine.
Said one resident who lives near the crime scene: "I'm hearing gunshots two or three times a week out here. No matter how many times you hear them, it's still scary. Gunshots don't have no name. It's like these guys don't fear cops or nothing."
The victim's name was Michael Rodriguez.
DNAinfo reports that a man has been arrested for the murder of Rodriguez.