Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

BP Adams offers reward for info in deadly Bed-Stuy home invasion

BP Adams offers reward for info in deadly Bed-Stuy home invasion

Ethlin sustained rope burns on her legs and was treated on the scene, then removed to a local hospital to be monitored, according to police.

Still, Thompson has been leaning on her Christian faith to get her through this trying time. "When can I talk to my husband?" "I am also making a call out to our community, particularly my fellow black men, to step in with the funds necessary to pay for Waldiman's funeral", he said.

According to, the 100-year-old wife told the officers that approximately four unknown people followed her into her ground-floor apartment and tied up her and her husband before ransacking their home. Sources say one suspect came up from behind 100-year-old Ethline Thompson and threw a blanket over her head before tying the couple up.

Ethlin Thompson's brother, Garfield Bringle said, "She's a loving person". Meanwhile, the area is covered with surveillance cameras, and detectives hope that the footage will give them some clues.

Police say there were no signs of forced entry. "I am suspicious because my stepmother would always lock the doors when anyone would leave the house".

Police are waiting until Ethlin is released from the hospital to do a walk-through of the home with her, sources said.

The Thompsons were landlords and PIX 11 reported that the intruders may have been after money the couple collected from their tenants.

Following the invasion, Ethlin somehow freed herself and ran out of the home calling for help, witnesses said.

Delroy noted that family members, including himself, were in town the day before the home invasion for a family reunion at his sister's house in The Bronx.

"She's still in total denial about her husband", a police source said. Waldiman was found unresponsive later on.

He said he tried to persuade his father and stepmother to move closer to him in Tamarac, FL.

Henderson said, "She was sitting there, crying 'My husband is inside!"

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

It's possible the attackers knew the couple, according to the News. "Their tragedy is a tragedy for us all".

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