Brooklyn resident shot for asking to stop launching illegal fireworks

Brooklyn resident was shot after she asked a man to stop launching illegal fireworks

According to sources, 33-year-old Shatavia Walls died on July 7 – 3 days after the argument with the attacker. The woman, who was shot 8 times, died of her wounds at Brookdale Hospital. Shatavia’s friend, Calvin Hernandez, was also injured, but his condition has not been reported. Last month, Brooklyn President Eric Adams advised local residents unhappy with the illegal launching of fireworks to try to resolve the conflict “through dialogue” rather than calling 911 or 311.

Alas, for Walls, the decision not to report the violator to the authorities turned out to be fatal: after the dispute, the man left, but only to return in a few days with a pistol. “I saw her lying on the ground, and she told me, ‘Mom, I don’t think I will survive.’ – recalls the mother of Shatavia, Helen Testagrose – She told me who shot. She said she was the same guy she had an argument with. ” According to Testagrose, the killer was a member of a local gang. At the moment, the police continue to search for the shooter. No arrests have yet been made in the case.