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Man Defending Girlfriend Fatally Shot in Building Hallway, Sources Say

By  Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner | January 31, 2017 9:39am 

 Maurice Lindsey, 29, was gunned down in a hallway of 1625 Fulton St., police said.
Maurice Lindsey, 29, was gunned down in a hallway of 1625 Fulton St., police said.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A man was shot to death after his live-in girlfriend beat up two sisters in the hallway of a Fulton Street apartment building, witnesses said.

The violence erupted on the fourth floor hallway of 1625 Fulton St., near Lewis Avenue, at about 8:55 p.m. Monday when victim Maurice Lindsey's girlfriend went toe to toe with the siblings who lived on that floor, sources said.

Six men stood around watching and recording the dust-up on their phones while laughing, witnesses said.

The girlfriend, whose name was not released, apparently bested the sisters and returned to her sixth-floor apartment, where she was soon confronted again by her downstairs neighbors — this time accompanied by their brothers and two other men, sources said.

Fisticuffs broke out again, but this time the girlfriend seemed to be out numbered, sources and witnesses noted.

"[The girls] were threatening to kill her, saying, 'Don't do this! Don't do that!' They were dragging her, pulling her hair. Her hair was out, not braided. She was screaming, saying, 'Get off!'" said Tamecca Holloway, 28, who also lives on the sixth floor.

"[The men] were laughing, saying, 'Get her! She's getting up!'" Holloway said.

Holloway opened her door to look out, but then quickly closed it just before someone started shooting.

"I heard three shots. I've heard gunshots before but not that close. It sounded really loud. After the three shots, there was running, screaming," she recounted.

After beating up the girlfriend, the group went to leave but were confronted by Lindsey at the elevator, sources said.

Words were exchanged and he was shot in the chest, according to sources. He fell back against the wall, clutching his chest, and was shot twice more, in the shoulder and back, police said.

The mortally wounded man lay on his back gasping for air as blood stained his white shirt, a witness said.

"I heard the girl screaming, 'Come on, come on! Get up!' She was saying, 'No, don't go!'" said the 33-year-old woman, who declined to give her name.

"Blood was all over the hallway. She was literally trying to pick him up. I was telling her not to move him. When you move a body with a bullet in it, you can move the bullet."

Lindsey was pronounced dead at Interfaith Medical Center, police said.

The group fled the scene and no arrests have been made, authorities said.