A 16-year-old gang member was charged with tried homicide on Wednesday night time over the taking pictures of an NYPD cop within the Bronx an evening earlier, police mentioned.
The suspect’s gun went off whereas he was tussling with the officer – recognized by sources as Kaseem Pennant, 27 – exterior a constructing at Lorillard Place close to East 187th Avenue in Belmont round 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, cops mentioned.
The only spherical struck the teenager within the groin earlier than hitting Pennant in the correct leg, police mentioned.
The taking pictures unfolded after Pennant and 5 different officers from the forty eighth Precinct’s public security staff responded to a disorderly crowd on the location, authorities had mentioned.
Because the officers approached the group, the teenager – recognized as a member of the Reywey Crew, a subset of the Crips – stepped towards a white automotive and put his palms in his pockets, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig mentioned.
Officers repeatedly requested him to point out his palms, however he refused, resulting in the wrestle, police mentioned.
Pennant was launched from the hospital Wednesday morning.
The suspect, whose title has not been launched as a result of he’s a minor, was additionally charged with prison possession of a firearm and prison use of a firearm, police mentioned.
The teenager was beforehand arrested within the Bronx in Could 2020, when he was simply 14, for possession of a Tauris firearm, authorities mentioned.
He was charged as a juvenile within the first bust and was positioned on probation final month, Essig mentioned. His probation is ready to finish in Could.