Man, 63 Shot In Back By Teen 15, At BBQ In Brooklyn Playground .380 PMK handgun
Arresting officers LaRue and Cruz; the .380 PMK handgun recovered at the scene (images: DCPI via gothamist)
A teen opened fire on a group of people celebrating the Fourth of July in a Brooklyn Park Saturday, cops said, according to the NY Post.
The group was barbecuing inside of Sumner Playground near Throop Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when Tyrone Whidbee, 15, pedaled into the park on a bicycle and approached them, cops said.
He then got off his bike and allegedly squeezed off several rounds, hitting a 63-year-old man in the back, before fleeing. Responding officers found Whidbee nearby on the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Flushing Avenue and began chasing him after he started running while clutching his waistband.
Cops said Whidbee then threw his black semi-automatic .380 PMK handgun onto the street as he ran north on Humboldt Street and was apprehended after a police car blocked his path near Debevoise Street.
Whidbee was charged with attempted murder and assault, police said. The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.