St. Lucian soccer star Isidore Philip Tisson shot to death outside Brooklyn club
St. Lucian soccer star Isidore Philip Tisson shot to death outside Brooklyn club during NYC stay
BY Simone Weichselbaum, Rocco Parascandola, John Lauinger, Sarah Armaghan and Lukas I. Alpert
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Originally Published:Monday, August 30th 2010, 10:53 AM
Updated: Monday, August 30th 2010, 10:41 PM
A St. Lucian soccer star in New York for a tournament was shot to death in Brooklyn early Monday, hours after scoring a goal that sent his team to the finals, police sources said.
Isidore Philip Tisson, 27, was shot in a car outside a Crown Heights cafe around 4:25 a.m. where he'd stopped after leaving a nightclub where the team celebrated.
When Tisson climbed back into the car, an unknown gunman approached from behind, and opened fire. Sources say the bullet passed through Tisson's head and struck a 24-year-old woman who was seated next to him in the chest.
She was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, police said. Two other women who were in the car were unhurt.
Investigators were looking at whether Tisson had gotten into an argument with someone at a popular Caribbean club called Tropiks a few blocks from the scene of the shooting, and was followed when he left, sources said.
Team officials said Tisson had been out celebrating the team's 1-0 victory Sunday over St. Kitt's which sent them to the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup tournament.
Tisson, was a center-forward and a substitute for St. Lucia's National team when it attempted to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. He scored the winning goal in Sunday's game, said team president Martin Daniel.
"It was only the second time in 16 years that St. Lucia has made it to the finals [of this tournament]," he said.
Relatives said Tisson, who was unmarried and had a 3-year-old bastard daughter, was a driven soccer player well known around his country and had been in New York since May to compete in the tournament.
naaaaaa so what
another nigger dies because of another nigger........so what and what is new?
Woman may have been target in slaying of St. Lucia soccer star Isidore Philip Tisson
BY Joe Jackson, Simone Weichselbaum and Jonathan Lemire
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 4:00 AM
Detectives are investigating whether the bullets that killed a St. Lucia soccer star were meant for one of four women with him, police sources said Tuesday.
Isidore Philip Tisson, 27, was shot twice in the head in a car on a Brooklyn street early Monday, hours after he scored a game-winning goal to send his team to finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
Hours earlier, one of the women had been in an argument with a man inside the nearby Tropiks nightclub - and Tisson played peacemaker, the sources said.
Investigators now suspect that the man from the club followed the woman and ambushed the car, the sources said.
"It's shocking - and puzzling, too," said one of the passengers, Shawnette Justin, 24, who was struck by one of the bullets that killed Tisson.
"Why would someone want to do it?" said Justin, who still has a slug lodged in her lung. "Nobody deserved that."
Police did not immediately reveal if Justin was the woman involved in the fight at the Crown Heights club.
Murdered soccer star Isidore Philip Tisson's family seeks funeral aid
BY Simone Weichselbaum and Joe Kemp
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 4:00 AM
Dozens of mourners gathered at the St. Lucia house in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Wednesday to raise money so the family of a soccer star shot execution-style can bury him in his homeland.
Isidore Philip Tisson, 27, was shot twice in the head as he sat in a car on a Brooklyn street early Monday, just hours after the star striker scored a game-winning goal to send his team to the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
"I'm taking it one day at a time," said Tisson's father, Phillip Alcee, 61. "I am hoping justice takes its course."
Of COURSE they are seeking financial aid. That's what they DO.... Society OWES it to them...