Construction Worker Shot by Frozen Paintball in Fort Greene, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on March 21, 2014 8:25am 

 A construction working was hit by a frozen paintball fired from a second story window in Ingersoll Public Housing in Fort Greene.
A construction working was hit by a frozen paintball fired from a second story window in Ingersoll Public Housing in Fort Greene.
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FORT GREENE — A construction worker was hit by a frozen paintball fired from a second story window in the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene, police said.

The man — who identified himself as the site manager — told police he was standing in the parking lot of a building site next to 86 Carlton Ave. when he was hit in the torso by the paintball on March 12 about 1 p.m.

Police were unable to find the shooter.

Other crimes in this week's blotter at the 88th Precinct included the following:

• A 35-year-old man was attacked by four men with a metal rod on Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, police said. The victim told police the men were trying to steal his bicycle at 5:45 p.m. on March 15 when he approached and was hit in the face with a rod. No arrests had been made as of Friday, according to police.

• A 21-year-old woman was hit in the face and head by a man with a black handgun outside the Bamboo Lounge in Clinton Hill, police said. The woman was outside the bar at 4:15 a.m. on March 16 when she got into a fight with another woman, according to police. A man then attacked the alleged victim with a handgun causing cuts to her forehead, left ear and head. The attacker then fled down Myrtle Avenue in a white SUV with grey doors, according to police. No arrests were made but cameras at 521, 523, and 529 Myrtle Ave. caught the incident on film, police said.

• A Giant bicycle worth $1,000 was stolen from a Fort Greene residence, police said. The bike's owner — a 32-year-old man — told police he heard noises in the hall outside his apartment on Fort Greene Place at 4:40 a.m. on March 14. When he went out to investigate he saw somebody trying to steal two of his bicycles. After quickly dressing, the man chased the alleged burglar who was riding one bicycle and had another in his hand, police said. He was able to recover one bike, according to police. No arrests were made, police said.
 

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