2010-11-04 / Other News

Victim Denies Bullet Grazed His Head, Then Relents

By Charles Rogers

A 20-year-old man was shot while in his home on Wednesday, October 27th at about 10:30 p.m. while his girlfriend was braiding his hair, police said. They did not release the name of the victim nor his girlfriend at this time but said the man’s wound was not life-threatening.

The girl said she and her boyfriend were sitting quietly in the living room of the house, located on East 104th Street near Avenue M. The front door was open slightly, she said, because it was so hot, when a male black approached the door and said, “Call 911!” and then aimed a black handgun at the victim and immediately took a shot at him, grazing his head. The shooter then ran off in an unknown direction and the girl called 911.

As soon as police arrived, they questioned the victim, who, according to cops, was uncooperative and said he hadn’t been shot. Later, however, he changed his mind and told them what had happened.

Detectives are currently checking video surveillance tapes from the area. Meanwhile, the victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emergency Medical Service paramedics and treated for what emergency doctors called “non-life-threatening” injuries. The victim, along with witnesses, was interviewed and a grid search was conducted throughout the section, including patrols in the BayView Housing Development.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the local detective squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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