FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — Police have arrested the suspected shooter in North Carolina for a triple slaying that happened just before 2 a.m. Sept. 20 on Fleet Walk, outside the Ingersoll Houses in Downtown Brooklyn.
Allen Cooper, 31, also known as "Pike," allegedly gunned down a man in his 70s, along with two others, according to detectives. He has been charged with three counts of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Witness testimony and tips led to his arrest in Fayetteville, North Carolina, police said.
Police released surveillance video shortly after the shooting that shows a suspect reach into a recycling bin and pull out a bag containing a gun. After he drops the bag and exits the screen, he shoots his first victim in the head, according to police. He chases two others, and allegedly opens fire on them.
Calvin Clinkscales, 43, of Queens, and Lacount Simmons, 39, who lived in the Ingersoll Houses, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The third victim, identified as 76-year-old Herbert Brown, a longtime Ingersoll resident, was shot in the abdomen, and taken to Methodist Hospital where he died of his injuries.
“He (Herbert Brown) was a happy going man. He stayed to himself. He was not a trouble maker. Just got caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.
The shootings appear to be drug related, said law enforcement sources.