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Father killed in front of Brooklyn elementary school allegedly by group that robbed his son

Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 15:56:22-04

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man was fatally shot in front of an elementary school Wednesday night allegedly by a bully who stole from the victim’s son, police said.

Gerald Cummings, 38, was arguing with four males about 10:20 p.m. outside P.S. 6, Norma Adams Clemons Academy, when one of them pulled a gun, a police source said.

Cummings was fatally shot in the head and back. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The argument started allegedly over a July 30 robbery involving Cumming’s 17-year-old son, sources said. Cumming’s son was playing basketball in a schoolyard when a group stole his Oakland Raiders baseball hat.

When Cummings saw one of them wearing his son’s hat a few days later, he confronted him and took the hat off his head, police sources said. The culprit demanded the hat back and pulled a gun out of his backpack then shot Cummings twice.

The four males ran and there have been no arrests, police said.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).