A 64-year-old former Brooklyn resident has charged with murder for the 2020 shooting death of Nicholas Isaac, 23, in Crown Heights.
“Nicholas Isaac’s life was cut short far too soon and hopefully his family will find some solace with today’s indictment, knowing that for three years a team of law enforcement professionals remained vigilant in bringing his alleged killer to justice,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
Robert Bryson, 64, formerly of Brooklyn was arraigned today before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Warin. Bryson is charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was ordered held without bail and to return to court on October 27, 2023. The defendant faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted of the top count.
On July 18, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., the victim and the defendant were standing in front of a bike and scooter shop located at 662 Nostrand Avenue, when they got into a dispute. It is alleged that the defendant returned on foot approximately an hour later, pulled out a gun and fired at the victim.
The victim was struck but ran inside the store for safety. The defendant allegedly followed the victim into the store and shot him several more times as the victim was running away from him. The defendant then allegedly fled, leaving his scooter outside the store and taking another scooter.
The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he underwent surgery, but was later pronounced dead.
The defendant was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio on August 22, 2023, by members of the Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshals Service. The defendant was extradited to Brooklyn this week.