2011-07-07 / Front Page

ARGUMENT LEADS TO E. 86TH ST. SHOOTING

By Charles Rogers


Victim was on porch playing Dominoes when shooting began. 
C. harles Rogers Victim was on porch playing Dominoes when shooting began. C. harles Rogers Police from the 69th Precinct are looking for a man who allegedly shot his friend in the cheek early on July 4th as a result of a heated, day-long argument.

The names of the parties involved have not been released.

The shooting occurred at about 4 a.m., according to the victim and witnesses, as the victim and another man were playing Dominoes on the front porch of the victim’s house on East 86th Street near Glenwood Road.

The alleged shooter, apparently inebriated, according to witnesses, tried to resume an argument he’d had with the victim earlier in the day and apparently pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the right cheek at close range, police said.

Police said the shooter, a resident of Valley Stream, then fled in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital by Emergency Medical Service paramedics. Doctors at the hospital said the man’s condition was not life threatening, but the bullet is lodged in his cheek.

Police and officials from the local detective squad interviewed several witnesses, some noting that the shooter was a childhood friend and was residing at the victim’s house for the weekend.

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