With plenty of “hot spots” on the NYPD’s radar, especially during the summertime, constantly patrolling active locations is just one of the tasks taken on by Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs). At a recent Sector A Build the Block meeting, held via Zoom on Thursday June 23rd, NCOs Robert Link and Gunvinder Singh took the opportunity to ask for the public’s help in finding a suspect connected to a murder that took place earlier this month in their sector of the 69th Precinct.
“The male who was shot died of his injuries and there are possibly a lot of witnesses with information that could lead to an arrest,” said NCO Link. “We’re asking for assistance in tracking the shooter or any details the public has about the incident as our detective squad continues to work on the case.”
The shooting victim, 25-year-old Isaiah Bowman, was gunned down on June 10th at East 108th Street and Glenwood Road – not far from his Breukelen Houses home just after 8 p.m. Bowman was reportedly shot in the torso and found unresponsive in the street when police arrived at the scene. He subsequently died of his injuries (see “Shooting Claims Another Life,” Canarsie Courier, June 16, 2022).
NCOs Link and Singh also fielded questions about goings-on within their patrol area, which encompasses the east side of Ralph Avenue to the west side of Louisiana Avenue and the north side of Flatlands Avenue to Glenwood Road.
Their sector also includes the “L” train station, which they say will continue to have officers posted at various entrances for continued safety efforts. They’re hoping to curtail the issue of homelessness as straphangers board the train during various hours of the day.
Each of the four sectors within the 69th Precinct meet quarterly, with officers making themselves available to assist with quality of life issues. They also take the opportunity to provide their contact information during each meeting. To find out when your sector meets, follow their Twitter page, @nypd69pct