A Vigil for Arsenio Gravesande

11 images Created 28 Nov 2020

A vigil was held by friends and family in Brownsville, Brooklyn for Arsenio Gravesande, an alleged Crips gangbanger who was shot in the hip at a nearby location the night before. Gravesande, 28 went in for emergency surgery, but could not be saved, becoming one of five people shot dead across Brooklyn and Queens in the span of 22 hours.

When asked by the NYPD to identify the person who shot him, he replied, “F- -k you, son!” It was one of the last things he uttered before dying from a gunshot wound to his hip.

Shooting incidents this year are up 4.2 percent through August 18th compared with the same period last year, according to the latest NYPD statistics.

Some of the murders came in areas particularly dogged by surging gunplay. In NYPD’s Brooklyn South area, which includes Brownsville, stats show a 13.2 percent jump in murders and an 8.1 percent leap in shooting incidents.

2020 New York Press Photographers Association - NEWS PICTURE STORY - 3rd Place
View: 100 | All