NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man faces charges that he fired a stray bullet that smashed through a window and struck a 10-year-old boy as he watched cartoons on television.
The slug badly wounded Khalil Robinson as he sat in his home. The bullet hit his neck and came out through his right shoulder. But the boy survived the Sept. 1 shooting and is now doing fine.
Police identified the 18-year-old suspect as Quayshaun Smith.
He was arrested Friday. Police said the charges would include assault and weapon possession.
Investigators believe Smith was among a group of teenagers who fired several shots at another group of young men outside the family’s home in Brooklyn’s crime-plagued East New York section.
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