By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 5, 2017: A Barbados immigrant who called New York home since 1988 was killed over the weekend as he hung out with pals and relatives in front of 50 Herkimer Place, police said.
Dason Dottin, 49, was felled by a single gunshot wound as he got up to put his chair away, his son told the New York Post. He was reportedly not the intended target.
“I was just talking to him. We were talking about boxing. He got up and said he was going to put his chair away,” Dason Dottin, Jr. the 16-year-old son of victim David Dottin, Sr., told the paper. “That’s when I heard the gun shot,” the teen said. “His body moved. I thought he flinched. Then he fell down. I thought he was going to get back up, but then I saw blood.”
Dottin was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital after being rushed there with a single gunshot wound, according to police.
The shooter is still being sought.
Dottin worked for the Department of Education as a food server at a public school, though his mother could not recall which school. He had recently taken leave to undergo dialysis due to kidney failure.