Boy, 14, busted in connection to pair of Bronx BB gun shootings

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Earlier this month a 14-year-old boy was busted in connection with two brazen BB gun shootings of a fruit stand worker and an MTA employee, police said.

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Police said on Wednesday that the boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested on Tuesday.

Police said the teen was part of a group of four that first targeted a 73-year-old man working at a fruit stand on White Plains Road near East 219 Street in Ollinville on November 3.


Police said the crew detonated the employee’s face with a BB gun while recording the attack on a cell phone at 10:50 p.m.

Police said he was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in a stable condition with a cut on his face.

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Then at around 9 pm on November 8, the suspects allegedly walked up to the open window of a southbound 2 train on the East 219 Street platform, and fired a BB gun in the face of a 37-year-old male conductor before taking off, Police said.

He was taken to St Barnabas Hospital, also in stable condition, with a cut on his face, police said.

The group of teenagers allegedly went up to the open window of Southbound Train 2 and fired a BB gun in the face of conductor Trevor Thomas.
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Officials said the teen was charged with assault and possession of a weapon.


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