Monday, July 13, 2009
Marlo's Baby Shower Shoot Out
A teenager was killed and two men injured on Sunday when a gun battle broke out at a baby shower hosted by a star of the television crime drama The Wire. Jamie Hector, who plays the ruthless young drug baron Marlo Stanfield in the series, had thrown a party in New York to celebrate his wife's pregnancy when an apparent gatecrasher exchanged nearly 50 shots with guests.
The assailant then reportedly followed one of his injured targets to hospital and fired at him again.
Police who went to the scene in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, at around 1.20am found at least 46 shell casings in the street.
Two guns were recovered but nobody was arrested.
A police source told the New York Daily News: "What a gun battle. They have been watching too much TV." Linton Williams, 17, died at the scene.
Hector, 33, a Brooklyn native, was at the party for some time but it was not clear whether he was still there when the shooting started.