Dennis Applewhite, 28, Arrested For The Murder Of Brittani Duffy, 27

Published on February 08, 2022, 10:14 am
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On Thursday, November 11, 2021, at approximately 2017 hours, police received a 911 call of a weapon assault, which occurred at 364 Madison Street (Vladeck Houses), within the confines of the 7th Precinct / PSA #4 in Manhattan.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 27-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the neck.

EMS responded and transported the female to New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the below individual has been arrested and charged.


Dennis Applewhite
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456


  • murder;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.


Brittani Duffy
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 10002

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.