2009-09-10 / Front Page

PARK SHOOTING SUSPECT CAUGHT

By Charles Rogers

Thanks to hard, intense work by local detectives, a suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a teenager in Bay View Park on August 5. Jonathan Stevens, 20, was picked up last Thursday at his home after allegedly shooting Deave Fleury, 18, of Flatlands 8 Street in the chest.

Officials from the 69th Precinct Detective Squad said the suspect was charged with attempted murder but after arraignment, it was determined that Stevens not only faces the attempted homicide charge but also assault, robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, grand larceny, menacing, possession of stolen property and public consumption of alcoholic beverages, according to a spokesperson for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Precinct patrol officers were called to the park, which is directly next to P.S. 272 at East 101st Street and Seaview Avenue, and found Fleury on the ground and unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics from the City Emergency Medical Service transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital where he was at first listed in critical condition and, according to reports, was expected to die. However, a short time later, doctors reported he would "probably" live after all.

According to a report in the New York Post, it was reported that Stevens allegedly robbed the victim, kicked him to the ground, and then put the gun to his heart and fired.

Bail for Stevens was set at $100,000, the D.A.'s spokesperson said.

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