ATTEMPTED MURDER – At 4:36 p.m. on July 3, officers responded to a report of a person shot in front of 27-10 8th St.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the first victim, a 15-year-old male, with a gunshot wound to his shoulder and the second victim, a 30-year-old male, with a gunshot wound to his torso and leg. EMS responded to the location and transported the victims to Elmhurst General Hospital. The first victim was listed in stable condition, while the second was listed in critical but stable condition.
A Lieutenant and two officers, assigned to the Queens North Conditions Unit, were on patrol in an unmarked police vehicle, when they heard shots fired and a male lying on the floor in front of 27-10 8th St.
The suspect fled east on 27th Avenue and drove until it struck another vehicle at the intersection of 26th Avenue and 21st Street. Both occupants fled the vehicle on foot but officers stopped the passenger, Shannon Smith, 34, and place him under arrest. A .45 caliber Ruger handgun was recovered from Smith.
Smith was charged with Attempted Murder 2, Assault 2, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2, reckless Endangerment 1, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property (.45 Cal. Ruger), Resisting Arrest and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4.