Police have made two arrests, including that of Gabriel Hoyle. He has been charged with the murder of Alfred Bent.
Cops arrested Gabriel Hoyle and Daniel Hurdle, who were involved in two separate New York shootings in May. Both men appeared to have killed innocent individuals for reasons that are not known yet.
Who Is Gabriel Hoyle? 39-Year-Old Suspect Arrested In Connection With The Fatal Shootings Of Two Men
Police have arrested Gabriel Hoyle in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Brooklyn earlier this year. The 39-year-old preparator has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
The slaying took place in Bedford-Stuyvesant, a neighborhood in the northern section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Records show that Hoyle was held without bail after a Saturday arraignment. Further details about Hoyle and his motive have not been disclosed as the case is currently under investigation.
On May 28, 53-year-old Alfred Bent was leaving a Party for a fallen friend on Decatur Street near Malcolm X Boulevard around 11:25 pm. Hoyle shot him in the head. Alfred was taken to Kings County Hospital but could not be saved.
Alfred was a mechanic and recently began working with a Company that contracts with the city’s Department of Transportation. He was sincere in his work and loved restoring vehicles.
The resident of Decatur Street had a 24-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son, Jordan. Pierson, the mother of Jordan, got a call from a friend of her mother on Decatur St., letting her know that Alfred had been shot.
Pierson initially could not believe it and was beyond shocked. She headed to the hospital and learned the news was true. The lady praised Alfred for being a great and helpful person. “He was my knight in shining armor,” she said.
Further, she had to do the gut-wrenching task of telling Jordan his dad was dead. “It was the worst moment of my life,” she recalled. According to her, Jordan was “a spitting image” of his dad.
“My heart is broken. I can’t believe you’re gone,” Alfred’s younger sister Crystal wrote on Facebook. “Why are people so evil? I’m going to miss my big brother.”
Who Was Lateek Poindexter? Another May Shooting Incident in New York
A few days after the murder of Alfred Bent, another man named Lateek Poindexter was also killed. On May 31, 2022, the 29-year-old was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Lexington Avenue near Marcy Avenue at about 1:40 am.
Lateek was also shot in the head, and medics rushed him to Kings County Hospital. However, the damage had been done, and they could not save his life.
Records show that the shooter, Daniel Hurdle, was also held without bail following a Saturday arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court. He is 30 years old.
According to his LinkedIn page, Lateek was a carpenter. He reportedly lived with his parents not far from where he was shot.
A report by Daily News stated that Lateek was most likely not the intended target of the shooting. Police were unsure if he was the target, but nearby residents who knew him shared that the young Father largely kept to himself and was unlikely to have enemies.
Lateek had a good reputation in the neighborhood. Charlene, 50, shared that Lateek loved kids, watched them, and usually took them to the park, including her grandson.
Another neighbor named Val, 59, who lives across the street, recounted the incident. He shared that he worries for his grandson and others in the locality.