Gunman busted for slaying drug foe, wounding gal pal in Brooklyn


A gunman faces murder charges for killing a drug rival and shooting the man’s girlfriend in a Brooklyn apartment, police sources said Wednesday.


Durante Tirado, 20, showed up, gun in hand, at the 16th-floor apartment of 38-year-old Kahliq Francis on Pennsylvania Ave. by Seaview Ave. in Starrett City just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.

Kahliq Francis (pictured) was taken to Brookdale University Hospital in critical condition where he later died.

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He shot Francis in the head, and opened fire on Chaleen Mason, 32, but she survived the fusillade, sources said. After Tirado left, she staggered to a friend’s 12th floor apartment and called 911 on the way, sources said.


Medics took Francis and Mason to Brookdale University Hospital in critical condition, where Francis died of his wounds Wednesday.

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Police found Tirado nearby a short time after the shooting, and figured out where he’d stashed the murder weapon, cop sources said.

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Chaleen Mason (pictured), 32, was wounded when Tirado opened fire in the Brooklyn apartment building.

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He admitted to the shooting, sources said.


Tirado, who lives in a neighboring Starrett City apartment building, is slated to be arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday on murder, attempted murder and weapon possession charges.

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