Violent ex-con wanted in broad-daylight double murder in Brooklyn
Cops on Sunday released a photo of Charles Hernandez, who’s being sought in the slayings of a 23-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman on Van Siclen Ave. near Belmont Ave. in East New York in broad daylight Saturday. (NYPD)
A violent ex-convict is wanted for unleashing a hail of 27 bullets from an assault weapon that killed a man and woman in Brooklyn.
Cops on Sunday released a photo of Charles Hernandez, 47, who’s beinig sought in the slayings of a 23-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman on Van Siclen Ave. near Belmont Ave. in East New York just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Chilling video also released shows the gunman run up street before the sounds of 27 gunshots, fired off in 13 seconds, rip through the air.
The gunman, dressed in a trench coat and what looks like a blonde wig, then runs back down the street, right before a woman’s scream can be heard in the background.
The man was shot in the head, the woman in the back.
Their grief-wracked relatives wailed in anguish as they waited for the medical examiner to remove their bodies from the bloody sidewalk where they fell.
Police haven‘t yet released their names.
Hernandez, who also goes by the name Charles Joy, was sentenced to five to 15 years in 1992 for assault, weapon possession and reckless endangerment. He returned to prison in 2006 to serve a 12-to-15 year sentence for weapon possession. He was released to parole in 2018.
Cops ask anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.