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Man accused of gunning down own brother inside their Laurelton home: NYPD

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A Laurelton man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 16 in the fatal shooting of his own brother inside his Laurelton home on Saturday morning.

Jethro Jacobs, 73, was charged with murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon for gunning down his 66-year-old brother George after the two began arguing inside their home on 230th Place near 139th Avenue.

Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village responded to a 911 call at around 7:40 a.m. on Oct. 15 and found the victim unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the torso. EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. Jethro Jacobs was taken to the 105th Precinct as a person of interest on Saturday, when he confessed to shooting his brother, according to the criminal complaint provided by the Queens district attorney’s office.

He was placed under arrest the following morning.

At his arraignment in Queens Criminal Court Sunday, Jacobs was ordered held on $250,000 bail.

His next court date is Oct. 19.

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