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Brooklyn Teen's Murder Caught On Tape

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Police were searching Tuesday for the murderer an 18-year-old Brooklyn man who was caught on a surveillance camera.

Detectives say the shooting happened Sunday night at 230 Lott Avenue at the Plaza Residences in Brownsville.

Security video captured Andre Pitts, 18, and his killer standing almost side by side inside one of the building's elevators. It then shows Pitts getting out on the fourth floor with the gunman right behind him. Another camera captured the man, arm extended, firing three shots at close range.

Police say yet another camera caught the gunman walking outside.

Pitts died a short time later at the hospital.

Friends who spoke with NY1 at the housing complex on Tuesday said they do not recognize the attacker and were angry with the building’s security.

"It's depressing. My friend got bodied. Cops can't help us. We ain't got no leads. Who else is going to do something? All we're going to do is sit here and cry all day. What are they here for? They ain't doing nothing. He walked in, killed him, left out like it not even happen," said one friend.

Another friend said Pitts was a senior at the High School for Legal Studies and had been going to visit his girlfriend in the building.

"He didn’t deserve it, sweet kid. Went to the store for people. He never did anything bad to nobody," said another.

The suspect is described as being in his 20s and about 5-feet-8-inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a green hood with red, white and green stripes on the sleeves.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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