FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 21, 2016
Seventeen-Year-Old Sentenced to 21 Years to Life in Prison
For Fatal Shooting of Teen Near East New York High School
Defendant Shot the Victim Twice in the Head in Broad Daylight
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a teenager from East New York has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for fatally shooting an 18-year-old in the head near a high school in East New York, where the victim had gone to meet his younger sister.
Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This defendant took the life of another teenager and with today’s sentence he has been held responsible for his callous actions.”
The Acting District Attorney identified the defendant as Malik Streat, 17, of East New York, Brooklyn. He was sentenced today to 21 years to life in prison by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alexander B. Jeong. The defendant was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a jury trial last month.
The Acting District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, on January 13, 2016, at approximately 2:45 p.m., in the vicinity of Livonia Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, in East New York, the defendant shot Darnell Wilkerson, 18, in the head. After the victim fell to the ground the defendant shot him in the head a second time and then fled. The shooting took place near the former Thomas Jefferson High School. The victim, a recent graduate of the school, was there to meet his 16-year-old sister.
The defendant was apprehended a few blocks away and found with a .38 caliber pistol in his pocket. Surveillance footage from surrounding buildings captured the incident.
The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Sara Kurtzberg, of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Joseph Mancino, of the District Attorney’s School Advocacy Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Taub, Chief of the Homicide Bureau.