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Gun-Wielding Teenager Shot By Police In Queens

August 11, 2018 - 11:00 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A teenage boy is in critical condition after being shot by police in Queens Friday night.

Assistant Police Chief David Barrere said the incident happened at around 11 p.m. in front of a home near Redfern Ave. and Nameoke Ave. in Far Rockaway.

Police from the 101st Precinct were called to a house party to break up a fight between two groups but as they were dispersing the crowd, one 15-year-old pulled out a gun and fired towards the crowd.

According to police, the two officers responded immediately and tried to talk the suspect into dropping the gun, but to no avail.

The officers fired at the suspect, striking him multiple times. He was then transported to Long Island Jewish Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The boy’s Smith and Wesson handgun was recovered and no other injuries were reported.

He has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.