Convicted of baseball cap murder – NBC New York

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  • A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for fatally shooting a 38-year-old father over a stolen baseball cap, prosecutors said.
  • According to Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Adonis Barnett, 22, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release after being convicted of manslaughter last April.
  • Barnett was sentenced after a jury convicted him of killing a man who retrieved his son’s baseball cap that Barnett’s gang members had stolen from him days earlier in 2016.

NEW YORK – A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to decades behind bars for fatally shooting a 38-year-old father with a stolen baseball cap, prosecutors say.

According to Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Adonis Barnett, 22, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release after being convicted of manslaughter last April.

Barnett was sentenced after a jury convicted him of killing a man who retrieved his son’s baseball cap that Barnett’s gang members had stolen from him days earlier in 2016.

According to the investigation, on August 3, 2016, at approximately 10:18 p.m., near the basketball court outside PS 6, in the area of ​​Snyder and Bedford Avenue in Flatbush, Barnett allegedly shot him. Gerald Cummings once in the back. and once in the neck.

Cummings allegedly approached Barnett, then 16, and another youth who had stolen his son’s leather and snakeskin ‘Don C’ Oakland Raiders baseball cap on July 29, 2016.

On the night of the shooting, witnesses saw Barnett with an individual wearing the stolen hat, according to the inquest. This is believed to have prompted Cummings’ 17-year-old son to call his father for help. When Cummings arrived and grabbed his son’s hat, Barnett allegedly fired his gun three times as Cummings walked away. Two bullets hit him.

Cummings died at Kings County Hospital from gunshot wounds.

“This was a senseless, cold-blooded shooting of a family man who was walking away after retrieving his son’s stolen hat,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “Now he has lost his life and his family has lost their loved one. With today’s sentencing, the accused will spend many years behind bars for his actions.”

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