WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn — A 22-year-old man who was shot multiple times in Williamsburg early Tuesday morning has died.
Jesus Pimentel of the Bronx was shot in front of a waterfront residential high-rise building in the vicinity of Kent Avenue and North Sixth Street, according to police, who responded around 1:28 a.m.
After he was struck twice — in the leg and chest — he ran toward North Seventh Street where he pulled out his cellphone and called 911 before collapsing. When cops arrived, Pimentel was struggling to stay conscious while the call to the dispatchers was still connected, police said. The victim's sneakers were also found on the sidewalk.
Pimentel was taken to the hospital where he died a few hours later, according to police.
A witness told PIX11 News he saw the victim fighting with two people before the shooting.
Police later found surveillance video that confirms the victim had indeed struggled with two men, NYPD officials on scene said.
Detectives are searching the neighborhood for potential suspects.