Kirstan Conley and Larry Celona, New York Post, January 22, 2014
A drug-dealer who successfully scored a $125,000 stop and frisk settlement was shot and killed by a robber on Staten Island Tuesday night after bragging about the windfall, sources said.
Kenrick Gray, 34, was brutally blasted in the head around 6:15 p.m. outside 140 Park Hill Avenue in Stapleton after flaunting his riches in recent months, police said. His pal, Noland Whistleton, 41, was also fatally shot in the leg and torso during the botched robbery, cops said.
Gray landed his loot after being falsely stopped by disgraced NYPD cop Michael Daragjati in 2011. The officer, who was once caught on surveillance bragging that he “fried another n — ,” is currently serving out a five-year sentence in Ohio on an unrelated extortion case.
Whistleton was about to go on trial for attempted rape and was out on $35,000 bail, sources said.
The two men had over 25 prior arrests between them, sources said.