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    Wanted man caught


    Federal marshals arrested a Brooklyn man Tuesday morning in a South End home and turned him over to New York City detectives to face charges in the shooting death of a teen, an incident caught by security cameras in an apartment building.

    Djavan Perry, 20, was wanted by the NYPD in connection with the April 17 homicide at a Brooklyn apartment complex that claimed the life of Andre Pitts, 18, also of Brooklyn. Detectives have no motive in the killing.

    NYPD detectives identified Perry as a suspect and began their manhunt in New York City last week, according to Deputy Marshal Bill O’Toole, who is based in Albany. The New Yorkpolice developed leads that Perry had fled to Albany and was staying with a relative. Marshals with the New York /New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force were contacted to help in the capture, O’Toole said.

    At 6 a.m. Tuesday, marshals and New York detectives took Perry into custody without incident at the relative’s apartment, he said.

    The video of the shooting incident, captured by security cameras inside the Brooklyn apartment building, starts off by showing Pitts riding in an elevator with another individual, believed to be Perry. Pitts leaves the elevator, and the assailant follows him and pulls out a handgun from what appears to be his right coat pocket. The assailant is seen pointing the gun toward Pitts.

    “”At that point, the video shifts to another security camera located outside of the elevator,”” O’Toole said. “”While the body of Pitts is not seen, the assailant can be seen firing several gunshots toward the ground where Pitts fell. After the shooting, the assailant gets back on the elevator.””

    A camera outside the apartment complex captured the assailant leaving the area.

    Perry was taken back to New York City and was to be arraigned later Tuesday on murder charges.

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