July 31


East New York – Second Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Fatal Shooting

July 31, 2023

A second suspect was arrested in the homicide of Dennis Morgan, a resident of East New York, who was shot to death in a gang-related shooting incident on Wednesday, June 28th.

Joseph Black, 39, of East New York, was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon on July 1st.  He is accused of killing Morgan, 40, outside of 823 Ashford Street.  Crystal Smith, 38, of East New York, was also arrested on June 29th and charged with manslaughter and gang assault (see “Woman Charged in Fatal Ashford Street Shooting,” Canarsie Courier, July 6, 2023).  Morgan was shot in the back and declared dead at the scene.

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