Police make arrest in Flatiron shooting

Instagram photo of victim Walikque Faussett with suspected shooter Dalone Jamison

Instagram photo of victim Walikque Faussett with suspected shooter Dalone Jamison

Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot three women outside a Flatiron club early Monday, including one fatally. The shooting suspect has been identified by police as Dalone Jamison, a 26-year-old Bronx man who has a lengthy rap sheet, and according to reports in the Post and Daily News, had recently befriended the deceased victim, Walikque Faussett.

The 24-year-old who was killed outside of Motivo at Broadway and 21st Street was a Bronx resident and a mom of a three-year-old son.

The Post noted Jamison even drove Faussett to the club for her birthday, where he reportedly got thrown out by a bouncer after getting into an argument with someone. He allegedly vowed to come back with a gun and then made good on his threat. He’d been aiming for the bouncers when he opened fire, a law enforcement source told the New York Times.

The Daily News reported Jamison posted on Instagram after the incident, saying he hoped his “lil sis” was okay. “I would loose it if not,” he wrote as a caption underneath a photo of himself with Faussett.

Police said that at 4 a.m., the victims were found in front of Motivo. Faussett, who’d been shot in the back, was later pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and a 25-year-old woman had been shot on the hip and foot.

The Post article also noted that Jamison has been arrested 12 times, and has six convictions, with one case involving a woman he allegedly assaulted and then videotaped as other women continued beating her. The News reported that according to court papers, he choked the woman, pulled her to the ground and then slammed her head on the concrete.

Jamison, who is believed to be a member of the Dymes R Us gang, according to reports, was arrested in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn at around 11 a.m., Tuesday, the Post reported.

Police have since charged him with murder, two counts of assault and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 15

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Catering to a diverse senior population

Re: Letter, “What’s wrong with Bingo?”, T&V, Oct. 8, which was in response to the story, “Thai PM’s wife impressed by active seniors here,” T&V, Oct. 1

In response to Mr. Menchini’s letter of October 8th, I am sorry if it appeared that I was a “pompous elitist” in saying that the people who come to Stein are not the Bingo and Atlantic City crowd.

I have been running programs for seniors for 35 years and it has been a different experience here. We tried to start Bingo a few years back because I know it is stimulating and fun for many people. There wasn’t any interest at the time. We also asked our members if they would like us to set up trips to AC and they said they weren’t interested as well.

We do have a wide range of activities from Feldenkrais to Zumba to Yiddish club, computer classes, parties, trips, early stage dementia program, legal clinic, tax prep and much more. I believe there is something for everybody here and I apologize if it seemed otherwise.

One of our long-time members dubbed Stein, “A Center for the Humanities.” It is not my priorities, but a diverse array of activities and services that are needed in the community.  If a program is not well-attended, it won’t be continued.

Does Mr. Menchini know what we offer at Stein? Each senior program has its own personality and Stein is different than many in that respect. Shakespeare class has been taught by the same teacher for 22 years and opera appreciation long before I arrived in 2008. The classes are attended by 30 to 50 people weekly.

Jane Barry, Executive Director, Stein Center

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