Suspect Arrested in July Shooting Death of 1-Year-Old in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a toddler who was killed when gunmen fired into a cookout in Brooklyn last summer, police said Thursday.

Dashawn Austin, 25, was arrested Wednesday on charges including murder and attempted murder in the July 12, 2020 shooting that killed 1-year-old Davell Gardner and wounded three other people.

Police said two men stepped out of a sport utility vehicle and opened fire into a barbecue at a playground in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Davell was sitting in his stroller when he was fatally shot in the stomach. Three men were hit by gunshots and were treated at hospitals.

The little boy's death shocked New York City as shootings rose during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.

"This is not anything we can allow in our city," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the time, adding, "Every resource is going to be used to find this killer."

It wasn't clear if Austin had an attorney who could comment on the charges against him.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


WASHINGTON — At least 14,5 million Americans are getting private health insurance for this year under the Obama-era health law, thanks to help from the Biden administration.

Top Stories


ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir of NY held its first meeting of 2022 and shared best wishes for the New Year with their annual cutting of the traditional vasilopita at Dionysos Taverna in Astoria on January 24.


BRONX, NY – In a festive atmosphere, the traditional cutting of the vasilopita was held by the Northern Chios Society of Pelineon Agia Markella in the community hall of Zoodohos Peghe Greek Orthodox Church in the Bronx on January 23.


ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


Democrats Eye Supreme Court Pick to Revive 2022 Prospects

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they'll be buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.