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Officers from the 104th Precinct Detective Squad recently arrested a suspect involved in a shooting in Maspeth in April, and they are still searching for at least three others.

On April 25, police arrested Shaquille Sams, 21, who allegedly pulled the trigger during the April 14 incident at the intersection of the Long Island Expressway and 69th Place.

According to the criminal complaint, the shots rang out at approximately 10:50 p.m. and were overheard by a taxi driver.The driver informed police that his rear window shattered immediately after he heard a loud sound that he believed to be gunfire.

When the driver turned to see where the shots came from, he told police, he saw approximately six men scatter across the street, according to the criminal complaint.

During the ensuing investigation, police observed surveillance video from the time and location of the shooting that showed Sams allegedly extending his right arm followed by what appeared to be two flashes, according to court records. Sams then allegedly fled the scene with what appeared to be a black firearm in his hand, the complaint shows.

Police also recovered two shell casings on the ground near where Sams was allegedly seen firing in the video, and a bullet fragment was recovered from the backseat of the taxi driver’s car, according to the criminal complaint.

Details on how Sams’ was apprehended were not readily available, authorities said.

Sams has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree, and he is currently being held on $30,000 bond or $15,000 cash bail. He was due to appear in court again on May 1.

The 104th Precinct continues to search for other individuals involved in the shooting, seen in the tweets below.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to contact the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-386-2723 or Detective Borough Queens North at 718-520-9200. All calls are kept confidential.

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