Tuesday, February 22, 1977

Loiterer Shot Dead in Hallway, Assailant Wounded by Police

A 25-year-old man, reportedly annoyed at the throngs of pimps and prostitutes congregating in the hallway of his Harlem apartment building yesterday afternoon fatally shot one of the loiterers and wounded another, according to the police. The suspect was shot in the hip when he fired in the direction of two policemen, and they fired back at him. The suspect was identified as Ralph Slayton of 100 East 124th Street, where the shootings occurred.

NYT 2/22/77

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