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Canarsie resident convicted in 2013 lobby shooting

A 25-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of murder for the 2013 shooting death of another man in the lobby of a Flatlands apartment building, announced District Attorney Ken Thompson on Thursday, December 10.

According to Thompson, on October 4, 2013, Canarsie resident Allen Ross aimed a handgun at Lamar Blackwood inside the Glenwood Houses on Farragut Road and fired, striking the victim multiple times and killing him.

Video surveillance captured a physical fight between the two men just moments before the shooting and after the defendant opened the lobby door for Blackwood. Ross is said to have fled the scene.

“This murder is just another example of the senseless gun violence that happens all too often,” said Thompson. “This defendant killed a young man over nothing and now will have many years in prison to think about the life he took.”

Ross was convicted on December 9 of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and will be sentenced on January 8, 2016, at which time he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

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