KEY POINTS

  • Morgan and his friend argued with a neighbor hours before the shooting
  • His mother saw her son arrive in his car before she heard gunshots
  • Morgan died after he was shot in the head and chest

A Brooklyn man was shot to death as his mother watched the incident from her window. The woman saw a gunman shooting her son multiple times in eastern New York on Saturday afternoon.

The 31-year-old man, identified as Brentley Morgan, was in his Nissan, which was parked near his home, when the incident happened. His mother, Desiree McFarlane, had to watch in horror as the unidentified gunman ended her son's life.

The 64-year-old woman told the NY Daily News that her son was a person who loved everyone and everyone in the neighborhood also loved him.

She claimed that the neighborhood used to be a peaceful place until a problematic neighbor moved in around a few years ago. She said the block was a close-knit community but the neighbor started causing issues for everyone.

A few hours before Morgan's death, one of his friends got into a heated debate with the neighbor.  The neighbor allegedly said Morgan was "a privileged child." Police were called to the area to break up the heated argument. Morgan went downstairs when he heard his name being mentioned by the neighbor.

McFarlane told the NY Daily News that Morgan decided to go to the 75th Precinct to check if his friend was okay. Morgan decided to came back home when he found that his friend wasn't in police custody, but he was ambushed right in front of the home, she said.

Morgan's mother was at the window overlooking the street when Morgan arrived in his car while the problematic neighbor was pacing around nearby. She said she heard three gunshots. McFarlane ran outside screaming. She tried to call 911, but then realized that some others in the neighborhood had already called the emergency services. Paramedics arrived at the scene and started performing CPR on Morgan.

Morgan reportedly sustained gunshot wounds in the head and chest. He was taken to the hospital but he succumbed.

Morgan's mother, who was a trauma center nurse, said it was her worst nightmare to see her son limp on the ground.

New York police have not arrested anyone in connection with the shooting.

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