Kingsbridge man arrested for fatal shooting of 26-year-old man

Has a record for past violent crimes related to another Heath Avenue resident


(This story was updated at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.)

The man charged Wednesday, Feb. 14, for the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man last week was previously arrested for fatally shooting a 19-year-old man in 2012.

Deshaun Coleman, 46, of Sedgwick Avenue was arrested by police from the 50th Precinct on Valentine's Day at approximately 8:15 a.m.

He was charged with both murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the homicide of Hasan Richburg of Heath Avenue.

Richburg was fatally shot in front of an apartment building at 131 W. Kingsbridge Road at approximately 10:56 a.m. on Feb. 8, according to police. Following a 911 call, police arrived at the scene and found Richburg with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. EMS transported him to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This is not the first murder for which Coleman was arrested. In 2012, then 34-year-old Coleman fatally shot a 19-year-old in front of 2805 Heath Ave., according to police. This resulted in a 20-minute standoff in which Coleman and his sister refused to let police enter the apartment, police said. Coleman claimed then that he was acting in defense and that the gun belonged to the victim, Victor Maldonado.

Then commanding officer of the 50th Precinct Capt. Kevin Burke had called Coleman “a real thug.” According to police in 2012, Coleman had 28 arrests related to narcotics, assault and robbery.

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