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Grid-kid murder twist

The probe into a college football star’s murder on his first trip to BrooklynHas taken a surprising twist --- the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is investigatinga narcotics detective to see if one of the prime suspects told him what happened, sourcessaid.The veteran Brooklyn detective is a friend of the family of Antonio Russo. A 17-year-old who is considered one of the suspects in the murder of Mark Fisher, the law-enforcement sources said.Investigators do not buy the detectives story that although he spent several hours talking to Russo at his home two days after the slaying --- just before cops arrived to interview the teen---- he knows zip.“They spent several hours together. What could they have been tsalking about?” an investigator said.Probers believe Russo called an uncle in California after the slaying ---- and his uncle called his friend the detective and urged him to talk to his nephew.The Internal Affairs Bureau is looking into whether the detective, an 18-year veteran, lied when he said Russo told him nothing about the goings-on at a party last October in a home in Brooklyn where Russo was a guest --- the place where Fisher was last seen alive.The body of Fisher. A 19-year-old sophomore from Andover, NJ and a football star at Connecticut’s Fairfield University, was discovered Oct. 12, a couple of blocks from the house in the Ditmas Park section. Fisher had been shot five times.The investigation has run into a wall of silence put up by the partygoers, including the host, John Guica, 20, cops say.Fisher met Guica while drinking in Manhattan with classmates.  The Connecticut group later went to Brooklyn to party with Guica’s pals.Russo claimed that Guica bragged about killing Fisher, according to the sources.  Cops arrested Guica that week based on the claim, but let him go hours later and he was not charged, sources said.If the Internal Affairs Bureau concludes that the detective  --- whose name is being withheld by the Post --- knows more than he is telling, he could be fired for lying and lose his pension.Sources say that two days after Fisher’s murder, when Russo was being interviewed by cops, the detective showed up at the station house to see what was going on.

New York Post, Wednesday, May 5, 2004    nypost.com

New York Post, Wednesday, May 5, 2004   

Mark Fisher Victim at B'klyn party