Gunman sought nearly a month after shooting teen on a St. Albans street: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect, who allegedly shot a teenager on a residential block in St. Albans nearly a month ago.
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Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica are still searching for a gunman who allegedly shot a teenager on a St. Albans street nearly a month ago.

The shooting incident occurred on the night of Friday, Apr. 19, while the 17-year-old boy was in the vicinity of 160th Street and 108th Avenue just before 8:15 p.m. when a stranger approached him, pulled out a handgun and fired a shot that struck the youngster in his left foot. The assailant ran off in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the crime scene and transported the teen to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Glen Oaks, where he was listed in stable condition, according to an NYPD spokesman.

The suspect remains at large nearly a month later. On Tuesday, the NYPD released a new surveillance image of the gunman and described him as having a dark complexion, approximately 19 to 21 years old, 150 pounds, 5’5” tall and a medium build. He wore a black hooded bubble jacket with a yellow stripe down each sleeve over a red or burgundy sweater, black pants, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through May 12, the 103rd Precinct has reported 9 shooting incidents so far in 2024, 4 more than the 5 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 80%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Assaults are also on the rise in the precinct with 243 reported so far this year, 7 more than the 236 reported during the same point in 2023, an increase of 3%, according to CompStat.