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A 16-year-old boy was arrested for shooting a man with a 9MM pistol on Mermaid Avenue on Aug. 4.
The victim told police that he was riding his bicycle between W. 31st and W. 32nd streets at 11:59 pm when the suspect began firing shots into a crowd of people, striking the victim once in the back. At the scene, police recovered one 9MM hollow point cartridge, two discharged bullets of an unknown caliber, and six 9MM shell casings.
Police arrested a 47-year-old man who they say beat and robbed a man of $400 on Stillwell Avenue on Aug. 6.
The victim told police that he was near Mermaid Avenue at 11:25 pm, when the suspect attacked, punching him in the face.
“I hit you, I shoot you, I kill you. Go back to Pakistan,” the suspect allegedly barked, before rummaging through the victim’s pockets and removing his cash, cops said.
A 38-year-old man was arrested for robbing a man on Mermaid Avenue on Aug. 5, taking his library card.
The victim told police that he was near W. 16th Street at 7:39 pm when he found the suspect rummaging through his bag. When the victim confronted the suspect, he punched him in the face, before making off with the victim’s library card and some business cards, cops said.
— Colin Mixson
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