Hason Rink, a 41-year-old Brooklyn man arrested for killing a man half his age says he was paid to shoot the victim — and quickly confessed to murdering another man three weeks later, police sources said Wednesday.
According to a report by New York Daily, Rink was arrested Tuesday for murder for allegedly shooting Deondraye Moore, 20, on New Lots Ave. near Mother Gaston Blvd. in Brownsville the evening of July 2, police said.
Soon after Moore was killed, possibly in retaliation for a fight he had been involved in, a witness picked Rink out of a photo array, sources said.
When Rink was finally nabbed Tuesday and asked by cops if he knew why they were taking him into custody he unexpectedly confessed to two murders.
He shot Moore, he said, after getting paid to do so. The second victim of that shooting, a 36-year-old woman who survived being struck in the arm and upper body, was an unintended target.
The shooting was captured on a shocking video released by the NYPD.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it,” Derrick Moore, Deondraye’s grief-stricken father, told the Daily News at the time. “I’m shocked.”
Rink surprised cops by also confessing to the unsolved slaying of Ancil Blackman, 39, on President St. in Crown Heights last Friday evening, police said.
Rink killed Blackman because Blackman had flirted with or been romantically involved with Rink’s girlfriend, sources said.
Rink’s girlfriend is the mother of his child, but while Rink was behind bars recently she sparked up some sort of relationship with Blackman, sources said. Rink and Blackman argued over the woman about a week before Blackman was killed, sources said.
Blackman was heading home from his job as a building porter when he was killed.
Rink, who has three prior arrests, including for robbery and marijuana possession, is expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court Wednesday.