In a tragic twist of fate, a man hired for the night to provide security at a Brooklyn bar was brutally murdered on the same street where his brother was killed just three years earlier.
32-year-old Christopher Brahan was hired for a $150 shift to replace the regular bouncer for Saturday night at Pat’s Palm Tree Inn on Church Avenue in Flatbush, according to the New York Post.
A group of men were tossed out of the club for fighting just before 4:30 a.m. According to police, one of those men returned with a gun just minutes later.
Brahan, who was standing in the doorway, was first shot in the foot. When he collapsed, the gunman fired seven more shots. Brahan was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital.
“It’s like a nightmare in my head,” Patricia Watson, the club’s owner, told the Post. She was hosting her 50th birthday party at the venue Saturday night.
The NYPD has not yet named a suspect.
Brahan’s half-brother, Douglas Smith, was gunned down three years ago after an argument over a piece of equipment at a local gym on the same street just half a mile away.