Volume 19 | Issue 29 | December 01 - 07, 2006

Police Blotter

Fatal crash
Samuel Greenberg, the two-year-old son of Daniel Greenberg and Tina Car, residents of the Seward Park complex, was killed Tuesday afternoon Nov. 21 when his father lost control of the family station wagon in Harriman State Park. The car skidded across the road and was hit head on by an oncoming car. The child’s one-year-old brother escaped injury but their parents were taken to Westchester Medical Center with head injuries.

Ludlow St. death
Police responding to a report of a man needing medical attention at 27 Ludlow St. at 6:20 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26 found Jai Rajkumar, 27, unconscious in the bathroom of apartment No. 2. He was declared dead by the Emergency Medical Service team and a suicide note was found, police said.

Manslaughter plea
Michael Brown, charged with murder in the Sept. 21, 2005 shooting death of Thomas McKinney after an argument in Mission Bar and Lounge on Bowery at Rivington St., pleaded guilty on Nov. 27 to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter. Brown will be sentenced Jan. 18, 2007 and is expected to receive a 16-year prison term as a result of the plea bargain.

The shooting in front of Mission Bar and Lounge followed an argument over a spilled drink with the victim inside the club. A homeless man, Jeffery Dudley, 49, who was lying on the sidewalk at the time, was hit in the ankle when Brown opened fire. Brown had been arrested on a weapons charge before the shooting and McKinney was on parole after a gun conviction.

—Albert Amateau

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