Man found dead with shot to the head in LeFrak basement

Twelve candles were placed at a makeshift memorial for 24-year-old Jahim Campbell. Photo by Christina Santucci
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New York City’s streak of days without a murder came to an end Saturday evening when police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head in Elmhurst, the New York Police Department said.

Officers responded to a call of a man bleeding inside a basement apartment at LeFrak City around 6 p.m. Saturday, when they found 24-year-old Jahim Campbell unconscious and unresponsive, police said. Campbell had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Residents of the LeFrak building where police said Campbell had lived, said he, his four siblings and mother had moved out several months ago, after an eviction notice had been posted on their door. Several people said Campbell’s nickname had been “Kiko.”

On the corner of 99th Street, across the street from the complex, a makeshift memorial of four white and eight red candles, one wrapped in a red bandana, had been set up for Campbell by Sunday afternoon.

No arrests had yet been made and the investigation was ongoing, the NYPD said.

According to police, Campbell’s murder ended a 10-day stretch without any homicides citywide. The most recent murder had been a double homicide in the Bronx on Jan. 16.

Photo Editor Christina Santucci contributed to this story.

Updated 1:09 am, January 28, 2013
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gstone from bk says:
rest in peace kidko u was a cool —— sip
Jan. 29, 2013, 1:33 pm
A1love from lefrak says:
I havwe lived in Lefrak since 1977, and I am so tired of this!!!! The ignorance is ASTOUNDING in this neighborhood and others...This beautiful young man was taken down for sheer stupidity...and I'm sure there are those who know EXACTly what happened & who did it...Tell it Ease his Parents pain...since you probably went to school with them...TELL IT...Put that ignorant person in JAIL TO ROT!!!!
Jan. 30, 2013, 12:26 pm
Lefrakstandup from lefrak says:
the right ppl know the deal and kidko death will not be in vein karmas a —— watch it baby D
Jan. 30, 2013, 3:12 pm
bkallday from brooklyn says:
lefrak is ——
Nov. 16, 2013, 3:27 pm

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