The man who opened fire on two uniformed cops in a Prospect-Lefferts Garden street in 2013, wounding three but miraculously killing no one, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, announced Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Monday, April 3.
According to Gonzalez, on June 2, 2013, at around 3:30 p.m., the defendant – identified as neighborhood resident Kevon Brown, 33 – pulled out a firearm on Lenox Road between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues and opened fire on two uniformed New York City Police Department officers as they approached him.
As the officers took cover behind a car, Brown turned his firearm on two innocent bystanders – ages 25 and 42 – and fired multiple shots. The 25-year-old victim was struck in the torso while the 42-year-old victim sustained bullet wounds in the chest and leg.
Brown then fled the scene, continuing to fire multiple shots into the crowded street as he went, at which time a bullet grazed the neck of a third victim, age 24, who, along with the other two, survived the harrowing incident.
Brown was apprehended the following day inside a neighborhood laundromat.
“This defendant took aim at two uniformed police officers and opened fire in a crowded Brooklyn street, seriously wounding three innocent people and putting these brave officers and countless others at risk,” said Gonzalez. “It is a miracle that no one was killed. He deserves to spend time behind bars for his brazen criminal actions.”
Brown was sentenced to 23 years in state prison and five years’ post-release supervision following his guilty plea earlier this March on two counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.