A man who was shot in 1966 (!) died last month and police have ruled it a homocide. Good policing
'On Oct. 21, 1960, as “West Side Story” was playing on Broadway, a real blood feud was playing out at a youth dance and on the streets of Spanish Harlem between two rival gangs called the Viceroys and the Dragons.
About 8 p.m. that night, William M. Jenkins, 18, was shot through the stomach and back, rendering him a paraplegic. He continued his life of crime, however, becoming known to the police as Wheelchair Willie.
After Mr. Jenkins died on March 13 at age 66, the city medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide due to infectious complications caused by the gunshot wounds, making it the oldest reclassified homicide in New York Police Department history, a police official said.
Though the shooting occurred in 1960, it is counted statistically as one of the 92 homicides in New York City in the first quarter of 2009
The fights of the 1950s and ’60s between gangs with fanciful names might seem downright quaint compared with the drive-by violence fueled by automatic weapons that would come later.'