Breaking: Fatal Shooting on Pitt Street Last Night

We received two tips late last night about a shooting that happened on Pitt Street, between Rivington and Stanton, around 1 a.m. According to the NYPD, a 23-year old man from Brooklyn was shot in the head and killed.

The violent incident occurred in front of 85 Pitt. According to a police spokesman, the 7th Precinct (located one block away) responded at 12:33 a.m.

Jonathan Alston was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Alston lived at 70 Bush Street in Red Hook. Police say no arrests have been made and there are no suspects at this hour.

One resident who lives near the crime scene emailed us: “The scene is gruesome, with a long deep red trail of blood making its way through the cracks in the sidewalk and onto the street.The cops arrived even before I was able to finish the phone call to 911.”

If you have more info or photos, you can email us at: tips@thelodownny.com.

  • Anonymous

    I heard all of this on my scanner. Not cool hearing the cops all over block as I went to sleep. Hope they figure out some details.

  • Seve1024

    I heard the shooting @ apx. 12:23 a.m. – which woke me up.

  • Resident

    The sidewalk is being cleaned up and there’s lots of blood washing into the sewage drain. Street is now open. City needs to close the bootleg store that attracts the “wrong crowd” at early in the morning… There are surveillance cameras all over the neighborhood and wouldn’t be surprised if they catch the people responsible quickly.

  • Resident

    The sidewalk is being cleaned up and there’s lots of blood washing into the sewage drain. Street is now open. City needs to close the bootleg store that attracts the “wrong crowd” at early in the morning… There are surveillance cameras all over the neighborhood and wouldn’t be surprised if they catch the people responsible quickly.

  • Hippieinc

    A young man was shot in the head and you guys are concerned with your… sleep issues ? Strange…

  • LESer 4 Life

    They shot him a block away from the 7th. That’s ballsy.