24-year-old former basketball star gunned down on crowded Queens street

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
2 men open fired on crowded Queens street killing 1
Two men fired several shots on a street in Far Rockaway Monday around 5:00p.m. One shot struck Jabeon Bivins in the head, who died at the scene

FAR ROCKAWAYS, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for two suspects who opened fire on a crowded street in Queens, killing a 24-year-old former high school basketball star from Long Island.

The two men fired several shots at the city-run Redfern Houses on Redfern Avenue in Far Rockaway around 5 p.m. Monday.

Video from the scene showed innocent bystanders running for cover.

One bullet struck 24-year-old Jabeon Bivins in the head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bivens was a standout high school basketball player at Baldwin High School.

It is unclear what led to the shooting or why Bivens, who lives in Hempstead, was at the NYCHA complex.

Video showed the suspects running off after the deadly shooting.

The suspects were last seen wearing hooded sweatshirts, one red and one white.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls will be kept anonymous.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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