Cops Collared Him For Assault
Days after being grazed by a bullet, a Ridgewood man allegedly shot and wounded a male at a neighborhood intersection last Thursday night, May 15, authorities said.
Police identified the perpetrator as 18-year-old Edwin Chacon of Gates Avenue. According to sources familiar with the investigation, he was wounded in a shooting that took place earlier this month in the 104th Precinct’s confines.
Law enforcement agents reportedly tracked Chacon down after recognizing his image on security camera footage obtained near the scene of last Thursday’s shooting, in which a 19-year-old male was shot in the right leg. His injuries were not considered lifethreatening.
A second individual involved in the gunfire-described as a Hispanic male-remains at large as the Times Newsweekly went to press on Wednesday, May 21.
Police said last Thursday’s shooting occurred at about 7 p.m. last Thursday at the corner of Gates and Onderdonk avenues. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unknown and under investigation.
After shooting the teenager, authorities stated, the suspects fled from the scene westbound on Gates Avenue toward Seneca Avenue
Members of the 104th Precinct and EMS units rushed to the scene. Paramedics brought the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment.
Based on information obtained during their investigation, authorities stated, Chacon was arrested last Saturday by P.O. James DeMarco of the 104th Precinct Detective Squad and charged with second-degree armed assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Court records indicated Chacon was arraigned last Saturday in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Michele Armstrong, who ordered him held on $45,000 bail. The suspect is scheduled to return to court on May 30.
The 104th Precinct Detective Squad’s investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1- 718-386-2735; all calls will be kept confidential.