80’s Redux: Gang Violence takes another teen in Brooklyn-NYPD identifies one of two suspects

One of two suspects in the shocking murder of a Brooklyn teen has been identified, police said Monday.

Martial Amilcar is being sought for the Feb. 22 execution of Samuel Joseph, 15, in what might have been a case of mistaken identity. The killing was captured on surveillance video.

Sources said the suspects were caught on video at the time of the 5:45 p.m. attack waiting outside the boy’s apartment on Flatbush Ave. near 26th St. As Samuel stepped outside, one of the two opened fire. The teen’s sister was just a few feet away from Samuel, who was rushed to Kings County hospital and died, police said.

Moments earlier the suspects had approached the sister. NYPD Chief of Investigations William Aubry said Amilcar “indicated that he was looking for the older brother.”

A police source with knowledge of the case told The News at the time of the killing that the gunman may have confused the boy, the youngest of eight, with his older brother. Police sources said his brother may have gang ties.


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