Suspect charged in fatal stray bullet shooting of 1-year-old Davell Gardner

The suspect in the fatal stray-bullet shooting of 1-year-old Davell Gardner in Brooklyn was charged this week in connection to the tot’s death, cops said Thursday.

Dashawn Austin, 25, was hit with multiple raps — including depraved indifference murder of a child under 11 years old — in the July shooting of the infant during a cookout at Raymond Bush Playground at Madison Street and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said.

Davell Gardner's mother is seen crying after his death.
Davell Gardner’s mother is seen crying after his death.

Three other men, ages 27, 35 and 36, were also shot during the gunplay and expected to survive, police said.

Davell Gardner Jr
A Christmas tree with the picture of Davell Gardner and three glass angels is seen inside the house of Samantha Gardner, the baby’s grandmother.
Paul Martinka

Days after that shooting, Austin, was busted in connection to the murder of Janile Whitted, 26, in March of 2020 outside Amour Cabaret on Nostrand Avenue near Herkimer Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said.

He was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to that case.

Davell Gardner
Gardner was hit with a stray bullet in Brooklyn.

At that time, he was being eyed as a suspect in the slaying of Davell. Those charges were filed against him on Wednesday afternoon, while he was in custody in connection to the earlier murder, cops said.

Credit: NYPOST

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