Police say a man accused of shooting a livery cab passenger in Brooklyn is not believed to be connected to a house party shooting that same day.
The Wall Street Journal reports that police investigated a link between the crimes but ballistics tests showed different guns were used at both scenes.
Michael Magnan of Brooklyn was arraigned on Monday on attempted murder charges.
His lawyer declined to comment.
According to the criminal complaint, doctors at Kings County Hospital Center declared the livery cab passenger, 23-year-old Nikita Grebelsky of Queens, ``clinically brain-dead.''
Police say Magnan approached the cab stopped at a traffic light to rob the driver at gunpoint. They say Grebelsky was hit while the driver struggled with Magnan.
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