High-risk sex offender found dead at NYC psych facility, homicide suspected: cops

High-risk sex offender found dead at NYC psych facility, homicide suspected: cops

A high-risk intercourse offender died at a Brooklyn psychiatric facility this week – and authorities imagine he might have been killed in a combat with a fellow affected person, cops stated Friday.

Degree 3 offender Shakim Devega, 28, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive – with trauma to his neck – contained in the Kingsboro Psychiatric Heart on Clarkson Avenue close to Albany Avenue in Crown Heights round 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, police stated. 

Investigators imagine he was concerned in a dispute with one other male who was additionally staying on the facility, cops stated. 

He was pronounced useless on the Kings County Hospital Heart, authorities stated. 

Whereas the town Medical Examiner’s workplace has not made an official method of demise ruling, police say the workplace did discover neck fractures and noticed indicators of foul play. 

The NYPD is investigating the case as a murder. 

Devega sexually abused a 6-year-old boy in 2018, in line with the state intercourse offender registry. 

Devega, pictured right here, was a Degree 3 intercourse offender.NYPD/Division of Prison Justice

He was convicted of first-degree tried sexual abuse in 2019, in line with the registry and state corrections information.

He was sentenced to 42 months in state jail, and was launched on parole final 12 months, the corrections information present. 

His post-release supervision is about to run out in 2026.

He was additionally paroled in 2016 after serving over a 12 months on a first-degree tried theft conviction, the information present. 

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