Helicopters circled Flushing Avenue on Thursday evening after a young man had a dispute with his mother in the afternoon and did not return home.
NYPD sources say that Decatur Gooden, a 21-year-old resident of Flushing Avenue, was last seen at his home shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, when he stormed out after fighting with his mother.
Five hours later, Bushwick residents were alarmed by a police helicopter presence above the neighborhood, which was flying low with searchlights on below the evening’s heavy cloud cover.
Police say Gooden has a history of depression, and a police source says Gooden stated to a relative that he was possibly armed with a BB gun.
Gooden is 5’4″ tall and weighs 100 pounds, with a thin build, a medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white Jordan sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.