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Suspect arrested for murder during post-West Indian Day Parade celebrations in Brooklyn

A suspect was arrested Monday night in the fatal shooting of a man during post-West Indian Day Parade celebrations in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, police say.

Sergio Codrington, 39, was charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a controlled substance for the shooting of 51-year-old Malik Muhammad, police said on Tuesday.

Responding to a 911 call around 8:50 p.m., officers found Mohammed’s body riddled with bullets at Sterling Place near Schenectady Ave., about three blocks from the parade route, as raucous celebrations still filled the streets.

A witness from a nearby party was near the crime scene, a construction site, when he heard several gunshots. He described the murder as deliberate and thorough.

“There were a lot of shots,” a witness who would only give his name as Roman told the Daily News on Monday. “They gave him everything. They made sure he was dead.”

Mohammed’s murder was the third shooting reported near the parade route on Monday.

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Earlier in the day, a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest and thumb on Eastern Parkway near Utica Ave. when two groups started arguing with each other.

One of the combatants pulled out a gun and opened fire on the crowd during the brawl at 5:20 p.m., NYPD assistant chief Joseph Kenny said.

Two other teens suffered lacerations in the fight, and an FDNY fire truck at the scene was hit by a stray bullet, according to police.

The gunman who fired Monday afternoon near Utica Ave. threw away his weapon as he fled.

That firearm and 29 others were recovered from the four grounds where J’Ouvert and the West Indian Day Parade took place, police said. Police recovered more than 70 guns across the city over the weekend.

Another man suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 4:20 p.m. during a fight outside a five-story residential building along Eastern Parkway at the corner of Franklin Ave, according to police.

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