THE BRONX — A gunman shot a woman to death in Williamsbridge last week after he mistook her for a rival gang member, police said.
Brendrick “Diddy” Brown, 23, jumped out of a car and shot 33-year-old Dune Janelle Jacobs in the head as she was leaving her East 213th Street apartment building to get a snack at about 12:45 a.m. on Dec. 2, NYPD said.
Police believe Brown, a member of the “Young Guns” crew, and two cohorts mistook Jacobs for a 23-year-old man with ties to the “Brothers for Another” gang, police said.
The trio fled the scene in a Nissan Altima as police pursued, but ultimately ditched the vehicle at Givan and Gunther Avenues, according to police.
Police have arrested 23-year-old driver Devon Jenkins and passenger Fabian Coke, 22. They were both charged with murder, NYPD said.
A third suspect, 26-year-old Omar Hidalgo, has also been arrested after allegedly renting the car used in the murder. He paid for the car using a fraudulent credit card and a fake driver's license and was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, police said.
Brown, who was on federal probation for a 2012 grand larceny, was spotted at a relative’s home in South Carolina three days after the shooting but remains at large, police said.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.