EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A 21-year-old man killed in Brooklyn was chased for blocks by a group of at least 10 people who cornered him and gunned him down.
Police released surveillance video of the March 19 murder on Thursday. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea described it as "tough to watch." "Ultimately he's cornered, like an animal, in the back of a private residence, where he's shot multiple times," Shea said.
"This is eerily similar to last June in the 48th Precinct in the Bronx when Lesandro Guzman was the victim of a mob chasing him through the streets in the Bronx.
" Police identify suspects wanted for 'hunting,' gunning down 21-year-old man in Brooklyn In this instance, Tyquan Eversley was walking down New Lots Avenue by himself around 5 p.m. before he was killed, police said.
The group of men was at the intersection with Cleveland Avenue. Someone from the group punched Eversley in the face.
Police said it was "totally unprovoked." Tyquan Eversley The group of men split up. Some chased Eversley on foot and others chased him in a car. The victim ran behind a private residence on Elton Street near Linwood Playground and scaled a 6-foot PVC fence, but he didn't see there was a chain fence with barbed wire behind it.
Eversley was stuck when his attackers caught up. One of the men threw a large rock at Eversley. A man shot the 21-year-old victim five times. The group ran out of the backyard and fled the scene.