NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two days after an infant was struck by a stray bullet up in the Bronx, the NYPD announced on Friday it had made an arrest.
Terek Odom, 21, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and assault for his alleged role in Wednesday’s incident on Seneca Avenue in Hunts Point, which ended with a 2-month-old suffering minor injuries.
The infant, Trayvon Bunson, was struck in the back shoulder while he was being pushed by his mother in a stroller, police said. His injuries were not considered serious.
The incident, along with the shooting of a gas station attendant in East Tremont earlier in the week, prompted Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., to issue a plea against gun violence.
“I ask all Bronxites to be part of the solution and join my office as we go out into the community on Sept. 22 for our annual ‘Peace in our Streets’ initiative. I also urge all Bronxites with knowledge of illegal guns in their community to call 866-GUN-STOP to anonymously report those guns to the police,” Diaz said in a statement.
The infant was treated at Lincoln Hospital and released.
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