NYPD Names 101 Clark Street Shooting Victim, Seeks Witnesses

Signs have been posted around Brooklyn Heights by the NYPD seeking the community’s help in finding the two perpetrators involved in the August shooting at 101 Clark Street.

The posters also officially identify the victim as 28 year old Hunter Metrick and confirm that he later died of his wounds. Metrick’s name had not been released until this point.

According to published reports, before his death Metrick refused to cooperate with police in their investigation.

The crime stoppers flyer reads:

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2000 cash for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for the following crime(s).

On Sunday, August 1, 2010 at approximately 7:00pm, the victim, Hunter Metrick, was standing in front of 101 Clark Street when two shots were fired striking him and causing life threatening injuries. Two male Blacks were seen fleeing from the scene. On October 10, 2010, the victim, Hunter Metrick, died as a result of his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers. All callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous. Caller regarding this case should refer to Crime Stoppers Poster Number BK-1911 when calling.


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  • Johny

    See that throat of his, a bull!

  • Henry

    Why wait 5 1/2 months after the crime to post something?

  • Y

    And what kind of physical shortcomings do you have Johny? An empty skull?

  • Caitlin

    Why is “Blacks” capitalized? And shouldn’t it be “black males”? I just find this kind of offensive.

  • Homer Fink

    @caitlin – that’s a literal transcription of the poster btw

  • Capo


    Let’s not get nuts here, political correctness gone amok. Blacks or black males, give it a break. Stop with the liberal white guilt. Thanks.

  • http://www.PoetsUSA.com Dorothy Daniela Josephs

    This sounds like a drug related crime to me, though I could be wrong. Why would Metrick refuse to cooperate unless he were part of some crime himself, PERHAPS, regarding the sale or buying of illegal drugs, or some other illegal activity. Of course, I could be wrong, but why wouldn’t Metrick cooperate with police? And perhaps, police were following some leads that they did not wish to disclose publically? That’s a possibility, but this is a frightening crime for our neighborhood, too close to home on a busy public street near the Clark St. subway station where many of us go and pass daily.

    Also, black youths from nearby city ghettos often have no other opportunity, but to deal drugs, NOT to excuse any crime, but to face a hard reality. Remember that many young college age people who MIGHT be a market for illegal drugs live on Clark St. in the dorms there, and some of them sure look less than wholesome, always hanging out smoking nearby, and talking tough and rough, too, not to stereotype students, as most are wholesome and serious people, and even those not so wholesome looking can be serious and hardworking students. No stereotypes intended .

    Also, Pulitzer Prize winning poet/author, Gwendolyn Brooks, wanted us all to capitalize “Blacks” to designate all black peoples of the world in unity as “Blacks,” the majority population of the world– though grammar books might tell us to keep Blacks as blacks with a lower case letter at the beginning, as we write “whites,” but there is ONLY ONE RACE THE HUMAN RACE, as most of us would agree, one hopes. Actually scientists have shown that there is no such thing as race as we are all descended, as far as science can determine, from the same gene pool, 250 thousand years ago in the heart of Africa. We are all genetically related except for secondary biological characteristics like skin color, shape of eyes and nose, etc. Scientifically speaking, there is only ONE race of people, the human race, and there ar good and bad of every as most of us know. Hopefully, this is a helpful commentary, which is my hope in taking the time to write.

  • Arch Stanton

    Dorothy, “black youths from nearby city ghettos often have no other opportunity, but to deal drugs” Sorry, I don’t buy that. Dealing drugs is just a simple way to make lots of money. Many people who come from the ghetto don’t deal drugs get real jobs and lead productive lives. Granted it may be a harder road for those who are not fortunate to come from money but there are always other opportunities besides a life of crime.

  • Caitlin

    @Homer – I saw that right away. No worries.

    @Dorothy – Thank you for posting about Gwendolyn Brooks. That is more or less what I was trying to point out and discuss. I didn’t mean to upset anyone…

  • AEB

    Dorothy and Caitlin, before we drive ourselves and others mad, the capitalization of “blacks” is no doubt due to the “style” ignorance of the writer, who is undoubtedly unfamiliar with the editorial rules concerning upper-case use.

    My suggestion, just to make sure that we offend no living creature–and all inanimate objects–is to capitalize every Noun, like that.

    Sound good?

    PS, the writer probably thought the he or she was serving “the cause,” and avoiding offense-giving, by capitalizing “blacks”….

  • Kim

    Did Hunter work at Equinox? I am recalling a trainer who worked there but my memory could be off.
    How sad.

  • haha

    duh he was a dealer

  • haha

    rip hunter