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Teen fatally shot to the head inside Brooklyn housing complex

Posted at 3:24 AM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 06:39:00-05

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn – A teenager was fatally shot in the head inside a Brooklyn housing complex Tuesday, police said.

Cops say officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside 1605 Fulton St. – one of the Risley Dent Towers – in Bedford-Stuyvesant minutes after midnight. When police arrived, they found Javon Craig, 19, unconscious and unresponsive on the stairwell inside the first floor of the building.

Craig, who lived a nearby on Halsey Street, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced him dead at the scene, police say.

It’s not the first time Craig’s family has suffered tragedy at the Risley Dent Towers. The victim’s brother Rasheed was killed in the lobby back in 2009 on the eve of his 21st birthday, according to the New York Daily News. The report says Craig’s aunt lives in the building.

The NYPD has no arrests as of early Wednesday.

Clarification: Initial information provided by police previously stated the location of the homicide was a Brooklyn halfway house. The change has been made to the article to reflect the update.