Springfield Gardens man collared for allegedly shooting into a crowd in Cambria Heights, wounding teen: NYPD

A Springfield Gardens man was arrested on Tuesday and charged in connection to a shooting in Cambria Heights on New Year’s Eve in 2022.
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A 19-year-old Springfield Gardens man was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection to a New Year’s Eve shooting incident in Cambria Heights that left a 17-year-old boy wounded more than two years ago.

Elijah Wilson, of 120th Avenue near Roy Wilkins Park, was booked at the 105th Precinct in Queens Village where he was charged with assault, menacing, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon. Wilson is the second suspect to be charged in the shooting after Michael Tiru, 23, of Sheffield Avenue in the New Lots section of Brooklyn, was apprehended in the confines of the 105th on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

On the night of Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, Wilson and Tiru allegedly discharged their firearms at a group of people gathered at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and 228th Street at 11:45 p.m. The victim sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen and EMS transported him to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for treatment.

Tiru was charged with attempted assault, criminal possession of a loaded weapon, and reckless endangerment, police said. The investigation remains ongoing.