There is a makeshift memorial for him in front of the Jacob Riis Houses building where he lived at 90 Avenue D. Friends and loved ones are also leaving messages outside Rite Aid near Seventh Street...
As Patrick Hedlund at DNAinfo reported, his death has sparked tension between some in the public housing community and the NYPD, with incidents of tenants of the Riis and Lillian Wald houses "hurling items at cops out of their windows."
Brown was approached by police late on Sept. 13, after he was observed making a hand-to-hand drug transaction in the complex, an NYPD spokesman said. Brown took off running toward the FDR Drive at East Sixth Street with police in pursuit, but cops said they lost him before he bolted across the highway’s southbound lane and was struck and killed by a livery cab in the northbound lane about 10:48 p.m.
A viewing was held yesterday at the Ortiz Funeral Home on First Avenue. Brown leaves behind three sons, ages 7, 6 and 3, according to DNAinfo.
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"A viewing was held yesterday at the Ortiz Funeral Home on First Avenue. Brown leaves behind three sons, ages 7, 6 and 3, according to DNAinfo."
A 22-year-old leaves behind three sons, ages 7, 6 and 3? Meanwhile, residents of the Ave. D projects are throwing things out their windows at police officers?
Hmm... Think something might be wrong with this culture. Rest in peace, Brown. But, geez.
A father at 15 years old? My best to his family in this terrible hour.
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