Police: Ex-Con Shot Burech Yehudah Halberstam Over $5


williamsburg-shootingJohn Doyle reports in the NY Post:  An ex-con mugged and shot a rabbinical student and son of a prominent Brooklyn rabbi for a measly $5, sources said yesterday. [See the initial reports on the shooting here and here.] Burech Yehudah Halberstam, 25, was outside his home on South Ninth Street in Williamsburg on Aug. 10 when Jaquan Vaughn, armed with a gun, and another thug allegedly approached him and demanded money.

Burech Yehudah, a father of four, fought back and was shot once in the stomach during the struggle. He remains hospitalized in stable condition from his wounds.

Vaughn and an accomplice swiped the paltry sum and sped off in a white van, sources said.

A witness gave a description of the vehicle to cops, who later found it. Officials then lifted a print off the van and allegedly traced it to Vaughn, who had been on parole for robbery.

The suspect, arrested Friday, confessed to shooting and robbing Halberstam, sources said.

{NY Post/Matzav.com}