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Gunman in Deadly Double Shooting Arrested in Florida, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | August 18, 2017 4:29pm
 One man was shot in the head and another's face was grazed during the July 7 shooting, police said.
One man was shot in the head and another's face was grazed during the July 7 shooting, police said.
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MANHATTAN — An ex-con was arrested in Florida and indicted Thursday for a point-blank double shooting that left one man dead and another injured outside a West Harlem bodega, police said.

Donald Lee, 26, who can be seen in dramatic police footage, fatally shot Andrew Walcott, 25, in the head and grazed a 28-year-old man's face with a bullet outside 1477 Amsterdam Ave., near West 131st Street, about 5:34 a.m. on July 7, NYPD officials said.

Walcott, of Central Harlem, was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital, police said.

The other man refused medical attention at the scene.

Lee, who police noted wore Crocs at the time of the shooting, fled to Florida and was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Aug. 1, an NYPD spokeswoman said. He was indicted for murder and attempted murder Thursday, records show.

Lee, who lives in the neighborhood on West 153rd Street, was held on Rikers Island without bail, records show.

He's due back in court on Oct. 16, records show.

Lee has been arrested 29 times since 2006, when he was charged with robbery, officials said.

He was most recently arrested for robbery in January 2014 and sent to prison for three years until his release in January 2017, records show.