Finger-pointing follows pistol-pointing, shooting Downtown

Finger-pointing follows pistol-pointing, shooting Downtown
Photo by Paul Martinka

It’s he-said, he-said in a Downtown shooting that each suspect says kicked off on Wednesday when the other tried to rob him.

Cops say they know this much: a bullet grazed a 26-year-old’s head and lodged in his right leg on Nevins Street between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets at 2:07 pm.

From there, accounts differ wildly.

The shot suspect says the other man, a 24-year-old, walked up with the gun and demanded he fork over his money. This sparked an argument and the gun went off during a subsequent struggle, he claimed.

Busted: Police take a man into custody after a midday shooting Downtown on Aug. 27.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Not so, argued the younger fellow, who says it was the other guy who rolled up with the weapon, said “I like your earrings,” and pointed the piece at his face.

Officers picked up a snub-nosed .22 revolver at the scene with five bullets left in it. They seemed to initially distrust both tellings, as they arrested both men and charged them each with robbery, assault, gun possession, menacing, and reckless endangerment, according to officials.

Prosecutors, however, had dropped charges against the 24-year-old by Friday afternoon, cops said.

The remaining suspect was transported to Kings County Hospital Center to receive treatment for his gunshot wound, per the NYPD.

It might be Giants fan: Cops investigate at the scene at Livngston and Nevins streets.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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