Thursday, October 27, 2022

Deadly shooting reported at Campos Plaza

Updated 11/7

Police have arrested a suspect in the deadly shooting.

Updated 8 a.m.

The shooting victim was identified as Jaden Stokes. His brother Dujon, one of Jaden's seven siblings, launched a GoFundMe campaign to help the family pay for funeral expenses. You can find that link here.


A 21-year-old man was killed, and a 24-year-old man was wounded tonight in a shooting at Campos Plaza at 635 E. 12th St. at Avenue C. 

According to the Daily News, the two men were in an elevator around 7:30 p.m. When the elevator doors opened, a man waiting in the lobby fired several shots and took off. 

A worker making a delivery in the NYCHA building told the News: "The guy in the lobby started shooting the guys in the elevator. There were three, maybe four shots," he said. "It was crazy scary. I didn't want him to shoot me."

No other information was immediately available as the investigation got underway. 

Updated, more coverage: The Post ... CBS 2 ... ABC 7 ... NBC 4 ... 

Screengrab via Citizen


Anonymous said...

I just got chills reading the details. Holy shit. WTF is happening to our neighborhood? Pure insanity. I need to buy pepper spray ASAP.

XTC said...

@10:29- Excellent idea. I'd suggest getting he EXRTRA-STRENGTH Pepper Spray that can deflect bullets.

Sarah said...

Let's be real, this was some kind of setup related to pre-existing beef. Which is definitely still not okay, as bullets hit who they hit, and obviously any life lost is a loss, but this is not random street crime.

Anonymous said...

The 7 siblings of the deceased victim, Jaden Stokes, have organized an official gofundme to offset anticipated funeral and legal expenses. We would deeply appreciate if you could update your story to include it. Thank you for your support.