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Harlem Man Fatally Shot Near Cathedral of St. John

Victim dies after reaching Harlem Hospital

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    A Harlem man was fatally shot outside a club in the shadows of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine early Sunday, police said.

    Bleeding from a gunshot blast to his torso, the victim got a friend to drive him about a mile to  Harlem Hospital Center, even though Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital was just blocks away,  police said.

    Floyd Miller, 25, was shot outside the NoCo Bar & Lounge on the corner of Columbus Avenue and 109th Street in northern stretch of Manhattan Valley, about a block from the massive St. John's Cathedral.

    He staggered into the emergency room on Lenox Avenue and 135th Street about 3:30 a.m., and was pronounced dead there a short time later, officials said.

    It's unclear what prompted the slaying, a police source said. Miller, who lived on West 129th Street, had a criminal record, including an arrest for robbery, the source said.