Bronx Man Shot And Killed Inside East Williamsburg Nightclub

Published on March 22, 2017, 9:43 am
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A Bronx coke dealer was shot in the face and killed inside a Flushing Avenue nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.

Three men approached Jefferson Exantus, 22, inside M2 Brooklyn Asylum at 1269 Flushing Avenue at 05:21 a.m. and one shot him in the head, police said. 

Emergency responders took Exantus to Woodhull Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.

Exantus had twelve prior arrests dating back to 2009, three of which were for sale of a controlled substance, police said. Last October, Exantus pleaded guilty to selling cocaine and was sentenced to six months in jail, Manhattan prosecutors said.

He was released on January 20, 2017, according to city corrections records.

Workers at the club did not immediately respond to a media request for comment.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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