Police Search for Killer in Midtown Execution-Style Shooting


Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news, but this case hit close to home for the VIBE fam.

A man was brutally shot in the face in Midtown in broad daylight this past Monday (Dec. 10). The horrific scene unfolded in front of St. Thomas (about a block away from Carnegie Hall) on a crowded West 58th Street and Broadway at about 1:50 pm. The gunman pulled out the gun while passing the victim, shot him, then fled the scene. Stunned witnesses fled to a nearby firehouse to report what had happened. Police are currently searching for the killer, who was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt.

The NY Post has a new update:

Investigators linked yesterday’s Midtown execution murder to an unsolved 2009 shooting in Queens, cops said today. Shell casing left behind on West 58th Street — where 31-year-old Los Angeles resident Brandon Lincoln Woodard was slain — matched ballistics from a non-fatal 2009 attack in St. Albans, Queens, authorities said.

In that Nov. 22, 2009 shooting, 12 rounds were fired into 189-11 Mangin Ave., damaging two front windows and the door frame, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. Two men were spotted fleeing the scene, but were never caught.The victim in yesterday’s deadly attack was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range. A car similar to the killer’s was later spotted going through the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, where the toll was paid in cash, authorities said.