2002-05-11 / Front Page

Shootings Kill Two, Wound Another

Shootings Kill Two, Wound Another


An elder from the Redfern Houses, in Far Rockaway, stops to pay her respects at a shrine set up in memory of Dennis "Peanut" Ross, 28, who was gunned down by an unknown assailant earlier this week.An elder from the Redfern Houses, in Far Rockaway, stops to pay her respects at a shrine set up in memory of Dennis "Peanut" Ross, 28, who was gunned down by an unknown assailant earlier this week.

In two unrelated shootings last week, two men were killed and another was wounded as gun violence returned to Far Rockaway.

In the first incident, two men were the victims of a shooting that took place on Monday, May 6, at the Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway.

According to police reports, an assailant shot the men around midnight in front of building 12-70 on Redfern Avenue. One of the men, Dennis Ross, 28, was pronounced dead while in route to Jamaica Hospital. The other man, local resident Leon Harper, shot once in the leg, was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where his condition is not considered life threatening.

Police are searching for an 18-year old Rockaway man in connection with the shootings. Detectives from the 101 Precinct Squad are looking for Thaddeus Corley of 15-30 Hassock Street in Far Rockaway. Corley, whose street name is "Shoes," is described by police as six foot, 180 pounds, with short hair and dark complexion.

Anybody with information on the case should contact Detective Paulsen at 868-3429.

In an unrelated incident, the body of a Brooklyn man, shot once in the head, was found last Wednesday in front of 430 Beach 37 Street in Edgemere.

Karil Morris, 27, of 301 East 23 Street in Brooklyn, was found with one gunshot wound to his head by a passerby who called police.

According to police sources, no suspects have yet been found and the 101 Precinct Detective Squad is investigating both of the homicides.


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