Two weeks after Calvin Ogletree, 25, the older brother of Dallas Cowboys player Kevin Ogletree, was shot and critically wounded, he remains in critical condition and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing, according to the NYPD.
On Friday, Jan. 6, at about 3 p.m. police responded to a call of shots fired outside Ogletree’s business, Calli Exotic Car Rental at 200-02 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans, and found him with a bullet wound to the head.
Ogletree was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition, according to the police. A spokesman for the hospital said he was not registered as a patient there and could not comment on his condition. Patients can stay at a hospital, but just choose not to register. Ogletree was targeted by gunmen on bicycles, according to published reports. The motive for the crime remains a mystery to the family.
Vivian McMillan, the president of the community council for the 113th Precinct, where the incident occurred, said Friday that police have a person of interest in connection with the crime, but have not apprehended him yet.
“I was really shocked to hear about it,” said McMillan, who lives about eight blocks away from where the shooting took place. “My prayers go out to him and his family. We have got to get these guns off the streets. For a young man to be sitting in the hospital like that is just uncalled for.”
The famed football wide receiver reportedly was at his wounded brother’s bedside in the days after the shooting occurred. Rich Dalrymple, a spokesman for the Dallas Cowboys, said the team does not wish to comment on the crime. The phone line at Ogletree’s business has been disconnected.
Crime victims advocate Shawn Williams of LeFrak City said she saw a man whom she later recognized from news reports as Ogletree’s uncle, Mark Ross, outside the hospital talking on his cell phone about the incident on Saturday, Jan. 7 at around 5 p.m.
Williams said that “it looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders.” She said she gave him her business card and asked him to call her if he needed any help regarding the crime. “This violence can happen to anyone and everyone, and it can happen at any time,” Williams said. “It’s really sad.”
City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) said Friday that he had spoken with staff at the hospital about Ogletree’s condition on Monday, but he had not been able to contact the family yet. “They said he was in critical condition, and they weren’t sure how long he would be able to hold on,” Comrie said, “but they are working on him.”