Police Search For Suspects in August Shooting, Robbery on Essex Street


Police continue to look for two suspects after a man was shot in the leg and robbed on Essex Street during the summer.

It happened at 146 Essex St. (between Rivington and Stanton streets) on Aug. 9. At about 3:30 a.m., the 31-year-old victim was standing outside when he was approached by one of the suspects, who demanded the man’s jewelry. The victim fled but was pursued by the second suspect and shot.

The suspects then removed the jewelry from the wounded victim before fleeing northbound on Essex Street in a red BMW. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

Cops have released surveillance video, which you can see here.  Police say one of the suspects was wearing a Metallica t-shirt, a baseball cap and had tattoos on both arms. The second suspect was wearing a multi-colored t-shirt and also had tattoos on both arms.

If you can help solve this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).

Police Shoot Suspect at Riis Houses Overnight; Officers Say He Brandished a Knife

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A man with a knife was shot late last night by police at the Jacob Riis Houses on FDR Drive.

According to the Daily News, the incident happened inside a 7th floor hallway of the public housing complex, located near East 6th Street. When officers from PSA 4 (public housing police) arrived on the scene at about 12:30 a.m., they found a 25-year-old man, described as emotionally disturbed, wielding the knife.

Cops said he refused to drop it. An officer fired at the suspect and a bullet struck him in the chest, going through the man’s body. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital. Doctors expect the man to survive.

Police have not released the man’s name. Channel 7 reported that he lives with his grandmother in an apartment on the 7th floor of the building at 765 FDR Drive. According to Channel 11, the suspect has at least 12 earlier arrests. “A witness doubted the police report of the man showing off the knife,” reported the television station, “saying cops are ‘lying.'”

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According to police, a four-year old child at the Vladeck Houses was taken to the hospital after his dad accidentally fired a hunting rifle into the ceiling. It happened this morning at around 10:30 at 16 Jackson St.  The Daily News reported that the child was not inured when debris came falling from the kitchen ceiling.  The man had a permit for the weapon and was planning to go hunting.  Police are deciding whether he’s going to face charges.  Seven people were in the apartment at the time of the incident.

UPDATED 11/29: The New York Post reports the father, 50-year-old Luis Gonzalez, was charged with reckless endangerment and assault.  The boy suffered minor injuries from the falling debris.  According to NY1, Gonzalez was also charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  Police confiscated two rifles and a shotgun from the apartment.





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