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Greenpoint landlord allegedly shot by retired NYPD officer dies

Posted at 8:56 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 21:01:50-05

GREENPOINT, Brooklyn — A landlord shot during a dispute with a former NYPD officer in Greenpoint has died from his injuries.

Police say Joseph Stepinski, 45, succumbed to his injuries from a shooting Monday afternoon.

According to the NYPD, 51-year-old Gene Barrett, who is a former police officer, shot the landlord, Stepinski, once in the head during an argument. He also took the his cellphone and keys from the jacket pocket, police say.

Barrett then barricaded himself inside of Stepinski's home for an hour before surrendering to police.

At the time of his arrest, Barrett had been charged with attempted murder; robbery; assault and burglary.

Charges have not been upgraded at this time.

This is a developing story, check back for updated information.