Long Arm of Law Catches Up with Bronx Gunman

Fugitive on the Run for 2 years Convicted in Fatal Shooting

BRONX- The long arm of the law finally caught up with a Bronx man who gunned down a drug rival on the street. The fugitive who had been on the run for two years, will now serve time for the murder.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in 2015 on a street in Fordham Manor in broad daylight.

Clark said, “The defendant shot a 24-year-old man over a dispute involving drugs. The defendant was on the run for two years but justice caught up with him and he was sentenced today for the gun violence he carried out on our streets.”

Clark said the defendant, Kadeem Carty, 26, of Grand Avenue, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 5 years post-release supervision by Bronx Supreme Court Justice James McCarty. The defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree Manslaughter on March 20, 2019 before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.

According to the investigation, on September 20, 2015, at 194th Street and Briggs Avenue, the defendant shot David Hooks, 24, twice in the lower back. Video surveillance of the day of the incident shows the victim and another man chasing the defendant. Carty then turned around and shot at the two men. 

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where he died shortly afterwards. The defendant fled and was arrested on November 20, 2017 in Pennsylvania.

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