Man wounded in gunfire near Yankee Stadium in 2021
A man who was wounded in a shooting last year – and was released on bail in connection with the same case – was fatally shot near Yankee Stadium last week, police officers said on Tuesday.
Malik Bright, 22, was shot twice in the back of the head at around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday while walking past the entrance to Mullaly Park at East 164th Street and River Avenue — just steps from the stadium — authorities said.
He was taken to Lincoln Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.
Whether he was the intended target was unclear on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, there were no arrests.
Bright, of Brooklyn, was previously injured in a Sept. 7 shooting that killed 27-year-old Tysheem Ceruti, authorities said.
The shooting erupted around 12:30 a.m. on Putnam Avenue near Howard Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, police officers said.
Ceruti was blasted in the groin, arm, and chest and taken to Kings County Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Bright was shot in the elbow and leg and taken to Interfaith Hospital, where he was recorded in stable condition.
Three months later, on Jan. 6, Bright was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment in connection with the incident, police said.
His exact role in the case was unclear.
He was out on bail in connection with those charges, the Brooklyn Attorney’s Office said. The exact amount of money was unclear.
Nicholas Seabrook, 24, was arrested Jan. 17 and charged with murder and criminal possession of a loaded firearm in connection with the killing of Ceruti, police officers said.
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