BROOKLYN — Police on Wednesday arrested the suspected gunman they say fatally shot two people inside an SUV in East New York in June.
Gary Martin, 33, was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Devon Hannibal, 27, of Canarsie and Christina Stubbs, 23, of Florida, inside a Dodge Durango on Cleveland Street near Hegeman Avenue on June 23 around 4:45 a.m., the NYPD said.
Hannibal, the intended target, was found in the driver’s seat while Stubbs was in the passenger seat, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at the time.
Martin had approached their vehicle with another person before opening fire, according to court papers. It was not immediately clear if the other person was considered a possible accomplice.
“She was hit by the shots aimed at the driver,” Boyce said. "All the shell casings are on the driver's side of the car.”
Hannibal and Stubbs had been inside a nearby music venue prior to the shooting, but Boyce said at the time that the murders did not appear to stem from a dispute inside.
Martin, who lives a block away from the scene, was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
He has 38 prior arrests dating back to 2001, including for assault and robbery, police said.
Martin was arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday afternoon and held without bail. He is due back in court on July 11.