Brooklyn Dad Killed Over Baseball Cap
NYPD homicide detectives are in their final stages of finding out the identity of a killer who fatally shot a Brooklyn dad over a stolen baseball hat, says the New York Daily News.
Cops say investigators have tracked down and arrested the gunman’s accomplice, who happens to be a 16-year-old teen who swiped the cap and sparked the fatal encounter with the 38-year-old victim, Gerald Cummings.
The accomplice, Ron Baptise, was charged with robbery and criminal possession of stolen property for swiping a stylish “Don C” Oakland Raiders cap from Cummings’ 17-year-old son, Gerald Sealey, on July 30th.
The incident occurred when Baptiste and two others approached Sealey as he was playing basketball near P.S. 6 in Flatbush. The trio stole his cap and attempted to take his cellphone.
Sealey ended up calling his father, who came to the court and snatched the hat off Baptiste’s head.
As Baptise followed both father and son off the court in an attempt to grab the cap back, one of his friends pulled a gun from his book bag and fatally shot Cummings in the head.
Sealey was not hurt.
Baptiste was arrested two days later and is being held on $50,000 bail. Cops says the gunman is still on the loose.