NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) –A 22-year-old man was hit with multiple charges late Saturday, in connection with a shooting that wounded a 3-year-old boy in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
Akeen Bernard was charged Saturday night with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, and tampering with evidence, police told 1010 WINS.
Details of the charges were not immediately released. The relationship of the suspect to the boy was not immediately learned.
The 3-year-old — identified by neighbors as Tharell Edward — was struck in the left side of the head in the apartment where he lived on East 21st Street in Brooklyn. The bullet exited out the back.
Tharell was stabilized and taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition. He was then transported to Columbia Presbyterian and finally Weill Cornell Medical Center, 1010 WINS reported.