Geezer gunman charged with attempted murder in Briarwood shooting

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Police arrested and charged 71-year-old James Fraley of Jamaica in the shooting of a Briarwood store clerk last week. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A 71-year-old Jamaica man was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 18, and charged with attempted murder in an Aug. 12 Briarwood shooting.

James Fraley, of Farmers Boulevard, was cuffed Wednesday and charged with attempted murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon for entering a grocery store located at 146-10 Hillside Ave. last week, when he pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the 52-year-old store clerk.

When the employee told him he didn’t have any money, Fraley allegedly shot the victim in the chest and fled eastbound on Hillside Avenue, police said.

EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition, according to the NYPD.

The investigation is ongoing.