WANTED: Homicide (Brooklyn)


*****Updated 07-14-17 *****

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a homicide that occurred within the confines of the 70 Precinct. At this time the two individuals are considered persons of interest. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Tuesday July 11, 2017, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in front of 533 Ocean Avenue, the two individuals got into a verbal dispute with the 20 year-old male victim and his 24 year-old friend. The dispute eventually turned physical. As the two parties fought, one of the individuals fired several shots from a firearm which struck the 20 year-old male twice, once in the neck and once in the chest. The two individuals fled the scene on foot northbound on Ocean Avenue. The victim was removed to Kings County Hospital by private means and was subsequently pronounced deceased.

  •  The first individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants.
  •  The second individual is a male, black; last seen wearing a black tank top, black pants and black sneakers.

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.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:37 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 533 Ocean Avenue, within the confines of the 70 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a 20-year-old male sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was transported, via private means, to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A 24-year-old male was taken into custody from the scene and a firearm was recovered from the scene as well. The investigation remains ongoing. 

 The deceased has been identified as:

  • Hackley, Justin
  • 20-year-old male
  • Brooklyn, NY

 Family notified.