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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 11/4/2009

Murders this Week: 3
Murders this Year: 187

Monday, Oct. 26

10:15 p.m. Joshua McKinny, a 24-year-old African-American man, was pronounced brain dead at an area hospital. McKinny was shot two days earlier. Just after 10 p.m. on Oct. 24, police got several 911 calls about a shooting in the 2000 block of North Wolfe Street near Clifton Park. When police arrived, they found McKinny lying on the sidewalk, shot numerous times. He was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery, but was eventually removed from life support.  

Thursday, Oct. 29

6:30 a.m. Eric Cromwell, a 20-year-old African-American man, died more than four months after he was shot. On June 11 at 9:34 p.m., Cromwell was riding a small bike in the 3800 block of 9th Street in Brooklyn. A black sedan drove up to Cromwell and someone inside began shooting at him. Cromwell was shot in the chest and fell off the bike. He ran around the corner to Washburn Avenue but collapsed. The black car drove off going the wrong way on 9th Street. Cromwell was taken to an area hospital and underwent surgery, but he died on Oct. 29.

Friday, Oct. 30

1:22 a.m. Dennis Cornish Jr., a 30-year-old African-American man, was discovered lying in the 1500 block of Edmondson Avenue in Harlem Park. Cornish lived in an apartment building on the block. A large amount of blood was found in the first-floor hallway of his apartment building; police believe Cornish was stabbed there. He died at a local hospital at 2:05 a.m.  

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