CLIFTON — Police arrested a man on Wednesday who they believe shot and killed two men in Clifton during a suspected robbery, police said.
Darren Brown, 27, of Mariners Harbor, was charged with shooting Kenrick Gray, 34, and Noland Whistleton, 41, inside 140 Park Hill Ave. around 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Gray, who recently won a $125,000 stop-and-frisk settlement, was shot in the head after bragging about his cash windfall, the New York Post reported.
He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Whistleton, Gray's friend who lived nearby on Park Hill Avenue, was shot in the torso and leg and pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital, police said.
Whistleton and Gray both had long rap sheets, with at least 27 arrests between them, including robbery charges for Gray and sex abuse allegations against Whistleton, police said.
Gray had been expected in court Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Gray won the stop-and-frisk settlement after being stopped by former NYPD Officer Michael Daragjati in 2011, who was once caught on surveillance bragging that he "fried another n-----," the Post reported.
Brown was picked up by police Wednesday and charged with two counts of murder, attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm, police said.