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Man found guilty of murder in case you haven't read about because his victim wasn't a suburban housewife

A former Army marksman was convicted of first-degree murder today for fatally shooting a man outside a Fenway-area bar in 2004, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

Yat Fung Ng, 29, of Chelsea, will be sentenced June 18 in Suffolk Superior Court for shooting Karriem Brown in the head outside An Tan Nua, 835 Beacon St. on May 23, 2004. Brown died a month later after numerous surgeries at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Prosecutors charged Ng injected himself into a fight around 2 a.m. and began arguing with Brown:

Wearing a camouflage jacket and waving his hands, he allegedly called over to Brown, "You think you're bulletproof?"

This second altercation appeared to have ended when Brown entered his friend's car and began to leave the area, Flashner said, only to exit the vehicle and once again verbally engage Ng.

Ng then went to his own car and retrieved a .45 caliber handgun with an extended ammunition clip.

"What are you going to do? Shoot me?" Brown allegedly said.

From a distance of about 15 to 20 feet away, Flashner said, Ng leveled the firearm, sighted it, and fired a single shot that hit Brown "just an inch and a half away from squarely between the eyes," Flashner said.

Ng then fled the area in his car. Several witness observed the shooting and Ng's flight from the area. When Ng fled, a friend of the victim followed him in his car, observed his license plate number, and later relayed it to police.



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