FORT GREENE — Police have identified a suspect in the drug-related triple murder outside the Ingersoll Houses last September that sparked outrage from elected officials.
The NYPD believes Allen “Pike” Cooper, 31, fatally shot Herbert Brown, 76, Lacount Simmons, 39, and Calvin Clinkscales, 43, as they sat outside 58 Fleet Walk on Sept. 20 at about 1:45 a.m., police said.
Brown’s distraught fiancé, Gina Hall, recalled him as generous and compassionate.
“He took care of everyone,” Hall, 56, said. “If you needed something, he gave it to you. If he could do it, he did it.”
Brown and Simmons lived in Ingersoll, while Clinkscales lived in South Jamaica. All three were targeted, police sources said.
Public Advocate Letitia James joined other elected officials days after the shooting and blamed the lack of jobs for the violence.
“Why are we not addressing the high rate of unemployment of black men in Ingersoll, Whitman and Farragut?” she asked at the time. “Countless numbers of individuals cannot get construction jobs in Downtown Brooklyn.”
Cooper is described as standing 6 feet tall, weighing roughly 190 pounds and with brown hair and dark eyes.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.