NYPD Shoots 15-Year-Old Gunman Who Fired Into NYC Crowd


Police say a 15-year-old gunman fired into a crowd in New York City and was shot by officers when he didn’t drop his weapon.

Assistant Chief David Barrere of the NYPD says police were summoned to disperse a disorderly group in Far Rockaway, Queens late Friday. He says two officers saw a man firing a gun toward the dispersing crowd.

Police say the officers ordered the gunman to drop his weapon. When he did not drop the gun, they fired at him, striking him several times.

The teenage suspect is in stable condition at a hospital. His name has not been released. A Smith and Wesson handgun was recovered at the scene.

The teen suspect was later arrested and charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.



  1. Dear reporter,
    That would be Redfern and NAAH- MEE-OAK, not “Nihmoke- ee”, spelled Nameoke. And he could have pumped up the human interest by mentioning that it is right outside of the LIRR Far Rockaway station.