Gunman speaks with victim, then shoots him dead on a Flushing street, cops say

A 50-year-old man was shot to death near this Flushing intersection on Wednesday night.
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Detectives are searching for the suspect who engaged a 50-year-old man into a conversation before fatally shooting him in the head on a Flushing street late on Wednesday night.

Authorities said the shooting occurred at 11:58 p.m. on July 27 in the vicinity of 35th Avenue and Farrington Street.

According to police, the victim — 50-year-old Richard Brown of Hempstead, Long Island — got into a conversation with the gunman, who is described as a black male with a light complexion. It is not known if Brown and the gunman were known to each other.

When Brown looked to the ground momentarily, sources familiar with the investigation said, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Brown once in the head. The perpetrator was last observed fleeing on a motorcycle.

Officers from the 109th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics rushed Brown to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.