2005-08-18 / Other News

Suspect In May 27th Shooting Caught In Barricaded Apartment

By Charles Rogers

Police this week arrested a suspect in the shooting of two men on the street in the Breukelen Houses complex last May 27.

Ludwig Rogers, 19, was spotted on the grounds of the housing complex around 1:45 p.m. last Monday, August 15 and, after a short pursuit during which he ran and barricaded himself in his third floor apartment, was nab-bed by officers from the NYPD’s Emer-gency Service Unit SWAT team.

Detectives charged Rogers with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the shooting case, during which he allegedly was arguing with another Breukelen Houses resident on the street near the intersection of East 105th Street and Glenwood Road.

During the argument, Rogers al-legedly drew a gun from his jacket and fired at the 31-year-old victim, hitting him once in the arm. The bullet went through the victim’s arm and struck him in the abdomen.

Another shot, apparently a stray, hit a 22-year-old man who was walking by at the time, striking him in the left knee, police said. Another bullet went into the rear window of a car passing by, forcing the driver to crash into a couple of parked cars on East 105th Street. Neither the driver of the car nor his passenger was hurt. There were no people in the parked cars, although some other passersby ran for cover in buildings in the project.

Both shooting victims, meanwhile, were able to drag themselves into the doorway at 621 East 105th Street as the shooter ran away on foot in an unknown direction, according to police reports.

Two other people, who were allegedly assisting the suspect as he hid in the apartment were also arrested for obstructing governmental administration during Rogers’ arrest, cops said.

Detectives said they had received a tip that Rogers had returned to the Breukelen area after having been a fugitive from the scene for the past two-and-a-half months. It was not clear where he hid during that period, they said.

Police ask that anyone who might have seen the shooting, or can give any information on it, to please call the local squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-5787-TIPS. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

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