By Philip Newman
A 38-year-old Brooklyn man faces 16 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to burglarizing a Queens home in an altercation in which the thief was shot and wounded, managed to flee, only to be quickly apprehended.
“In pleading guilty the defendant, Felix Perez, 38, of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, has admitted to burglarizing a home in broad daylight, violating the sanctity of the victim’s residence in an attempt to enrich himself by taking another person’s valuables” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “As a persistent felon, the defendant will find himself incarcerated for a very long time as a result of this criminal act as a persistent felon.”
Brown said police responding to a 911 call found a burglary in progress on 66th Street in Maspeth on the afternoon of Aug. 1, 2016. When police entered the home, they found the defendant unlawfully inside the residence. An altercation ensued with the defendant taking a bullet wound in the upper thigh and fleeing, only to be apprehended nearby, the DA said.