WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)


On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:17 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 452 Gates Avenue, within the confines of the 79 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 20-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS also responded to the location and transported the male to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 *****Update 9-20-16 *****

Pursuant to an active investigation, the deceased’s family was notified and he has been identified as:

  • Head, Samdrevious
  • 20 year-old male
  • Brooklyn, NY

 *****Update 9-20-16 *****

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video in connection to a homicide that occurred within the confines of the 79 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday September 19, 2016, at approximately 10:17 p.m. in front of 452 Gates Avenue, a group of approximately 10 males approached the victim and punched and kicked him numerous times. When the victim ran from the group one of the suspects followed him and shot him once in the back. The victim was removed to Woodhull Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

 The individual who shot the victim is described as a male, black; last seen wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants. The other individuals are described as males.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.