A 22-year-old Middletown man faces 40 years in prison after he allegedly shot a woman as she left a subway station in Long Island City, the Queens district attorney said.
Snooze Brown, 22, was arrested in Nassau County near the Queens border. He allegedly told arresting officers, “I know I’m a fugitive. I seen myself on TV. How much time am I going to get?”
Brown and his girlfriend, Monecha Sims, were arguing in his apartment on Vernon Avenue in Long Island City on Jan. 26. She left the apartment, he followed her outside and they continued to argue. Sims called her mother and she arrived, Brown allegedly began shooting at his girlfriend. She was not hit, but a school teacher, Jaivon Mitchner, was struck while exiting the subway station at 41st Avenue and 21st Street.
Mitchner looked down and saw the holes in her shirt and jacket and then noticed blood covering her mid-section. Mitchner was treated for the gunshot wound at a nearby hospital. Brown was arrested two days later when he was spotted by police in Nassau County.
Upon capture, he allegedly said, “I pulled the gun out of my waistband and the gun went off. It was an accident.”
He was held without bail and charged with second-degree attempted murder, second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second- and third-degree assault and second-degree menacing.