Stevenson Blackett murdered in Brooklyn, New York

Beloved grandfather gunned down in home

We are terribly saddened by the news that Stevenson Blackett was shot to death early this morning in his Brooklyn home. The 60-year old grandfather moved to the USA from Barbados in 1972 and founded Stevenson Maintenance Inc., a plumbing company in the Bronx, 32 years ago.

Two men broke into the home in the wee hours and went right to the basement where Blackett was sleeping alone. The killers tied him up and shot him twice in the head as his wife, Brenda, his father-in-law and their three grandchildren slept on the second floor. The first floor of the home is a daycare center.

Police are unsure if this is a home invasion robbery gone bad or if Mr. Blackett was targeted for murder. When you read the newspaper accounts it appears that the killers had some inside knowledge. Blackett’s daughter, Terrel Blackett, lives down the street and saw the murderers as they left the home. She is understandably frightened that they will return for her.

By all accounts Stevenson Blackett was a good man and well liked in the community.

Barbados Free Press and especially Shona and Marcus extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Blacketts in Brooklyn and here in Barbados.

Further Reading

WABC News: Man fatally shot during Brooklyn home invasion

New York Daily News: Beloved Brooklyn grandfather shot dead in Canarsie home by two thugs in apparent robbery attempt

Wall Street Journal: Brooklyn plumber is killed at home

6 Comments

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6 responses to “Stevenson Blackett murdered in Brooklyn, New York

  1. Jose R. Soriano

    He was the plumber of the building where I am the Superintendent. And i could confirm that he was a excellent plumber, an impressive man, an incredible friend and with a good heart. I hope that they put their best effort to catch those who are responsible for this sorrowful death.

  2. ebony

    hes my uncle i wish i new him if any1 hasconttact pleas let me no ?

  3. sophia

    Ebony, Steve was my uncle..what kind of contact do you need?

  4. harriet corbin

    Steve was the brother of Eulene and the first cousin of Velda. Understandably they are dreadfully upset. I never met Steve but I heard he was a good and kindhearted man, he was also a second cousin of mine.

  5. Anonymous

    I would first say my deepest sympathies 4 the entire family. I have been good friends with his sister Sylvia 4 some time now, and if he had a heart like hers and I know he was a good man. from Priscilla from mass. Luv u girl,GODBLESS

  6. LATIA COOK

    THIS WAS MY FATHER..MAY HIS SOUL R.I.P IMISS HIM SO MUCH AND THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS WILL PAY