Man fatally shot in BMW over $3,000 chain in Upper Manhattan

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Police now say the 33-year-old driver was sitting inside a BMW alongside a 34-year-old, when they were approached by the gunman.

INWOOD, Manhattan (WABC) -- There's new information on the shooting that left one person dead and another injured in Upper Manhattan.

Police say a 34-year-old was sitting inside his BMW with a 33-year-old man standing on the street when they were approached by three individuals just before 5 a.m. Monday on Dyckman Street in Inwood.

The suspects, all males, displayed handguns and demanded their property.

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The first individual shot the 34-year-old man in the head as he tried to drive away.

The BMW crashed into the side of 175 Dyckman Street, where it came to a stop.

The gunman then removed his watch, ring and a $3,000 chain from his neck.

He was identified as Milton Grant, of Queens, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the other two individuals forcibly removed the 33-year-old victim's chain from his neck and then shot him in the groin as he ran from the scene.

The three suspects then fled in a gray four-door Honda Accord that was driven by a fourth individual.

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They fled the scene northbound on Vermilyea Avenue.

EMS transported the 33-year-old victim to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem in stable condition.

It was just one of at least 10 shootings between 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:40 a.m. Monday, another one of them deadly as well.

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