Sterling Stewart, 30, Arrested For The Murder Of Darnell Brown, 23

Published on April 11, 2020, 2:38 pm
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On Friday, April 10, 2020, at approximately 1946 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in front of 1966 1st Avenue, within the confines of the 23rd Precinct in Manhattan.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 23-year-old Black male victim at the location with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

The victim was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals / Metropolitan, where he was pronounced deceased.

A 30-year-old male was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Darnell Brown
771 Jackson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 30-year-old Black male individual has been arrested and charged for the below listed homicide.


Sterling Stewart
230 E. 123 Street
Manhattan, NY 10034


  • murder;
  • assault;
  • criminal use of a firearm;
  • criminal possession of weapon.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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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