19 Year Old Gay Man Fatally Shot and Burned in Brooklyn, NY

19 Year Old Gay Man Fatally Shot and Burned in Brooklyn, NY

The NYPD is currently looking for leads in the case of a 19-year-old gay man who was found shot to death with “significant” burns on February 7 in a homicide case that has prompted his family to believe he may have been the victim of a fatal hate crime.

Via Gay City News

An NYPD spokesperson told Gay City News that police responded to a 911 call at 4 p.m. the following day, February 7, and found Matthews’ dead body on the freight train tracks near 2236 Nostrand Avenue near Brooklyn College and a Target. He had “significant burn wounds through his body,” a gunshot wound to the head, and signs of smoke inhalation, according to police. Although Matthews was found dead on train tracks, his car had been set ablaze in a different location, his mother said, raising additional questions about the circumstances surrounding her son’s death.

Danielle Matthews (mother) said. “We know this is a hate crime. This is someone who was not happy with themselves. Some people are not as out in the open about their sexuality. [Deandre] was. Maybe it was somebody he was dealing with. You don’t know. He was just really the life of the party,” his mother said. “He was harmless”.

The NYPD said the investigation into the homicide is ongoing and that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will reveal a cause of death.


6 thoughts on “19 Year Old Gay Man Fatally Shot and Burned in Brooklyn, NY

  1. “ Back in the closet “ is the message. Wake up boys!

    Bergen Street Gifts is creating a special collection for the guy: The DM Collection

    1. I truly believe it’s someone who is gay himself but don’t want others to know about his sexual preference . He most likely had a flige with this young man and was afraid to be outed … So you take his life instead of your own ..!! You piece of shit !! That young man was happy, free to be himself .. ( Coward).. You should have
      Killed yourself if you had a need to kill …
      I really hope that you are haunted by this selfish act .

  2. lm horrified at this news
    Why so much hate on gay, they r as human as every body else’s, beautiful soul!
    I rather have all my friends gays,than normal ones!

  3. The killing of another human being shall not go unaccounted for before God.

    Beware we’re living the days wherein “…because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matthew 24:12)

    Now then, listen to the news, look around: government- at all levels and facets, interest groups with radically and or distorted viewing leaders, emerging and prevailing radical religious ideologies, charity orgs and with tainted administrators-organizers, law enforcement corruption, the notoriously flawed judicial system, war lords and their defiled driven ideologies, even your close affiliations, etc. Observe and witness the days as resoundingly prophesied long ago.

    Covetousness, envy, hate, vengeance, greed, resentment, anger, confusion and other pains of the soul, along with basic needs of modern days social-survivalism, are all intertwined. All convoluted and colluded as evil instrumentalities orchestrating crime.

    But know its not just as simple as crime happening; evil networks of angels of darkness, demons, wicked spirits and Satan himself are behind all this destructive wickedness; to the destroy the love of God in the hearts of humanity. Thus destroy God’s greatest creation; man in His image.

    Beware everyone. God calls.
    (RG ©)

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