Newspaper Vendor Shot by Rival Near Yankee Stadium Dies

By DNAinfo Staff on August 30, 2012 9:56am

A Bronx newspaper seller shot during a turf war died Saturday.
A Bronx newspaper seller shot during a turf war died Saturday.
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THE BRONX — The newspaper vendor shot during an apparent turf war near Yankee Stadium has died, police said.

Clarence Pearson, 41, was gunned down August 23 in broad daylight at East 161st Street and Gerard Avenue, a coveted intersection for vendors a block away from the ballpark.

He died from injuries on Saturday, police said.

Authorities believe Horace Coleman, 52, shot Pearson with a .357-caliber handgun, the culmination of a long-standing beef over the prime real estate. 

Another man was wounded, too, but he is in stable condition, police said Thursday. 

Pearson dropped the gun in front of a nearby pizzeria and surrendered to court officers who responded to the shooting, witnesses said.

Coleman, who has been charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault, is scheduled back in court on Sept. 25. The charges expected to upgraded in light of Pearson's death, a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney said Thursday.

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