19-Year-Old Rashawn Williams Faces Assault, Weapon And Endangerment Charges

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The suspect in the shooting that left a 14-year-old girl wounded Friday in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Rashawn Williams, 19, faces assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment charges.

Rashawn Williams (credit: NYPD)

Rashawn Williams (credit: NYPD)

Williams was picked up for questioning Tuesday.

The girl was walking home from Benjamin Bennett High School around 3:30 p.m. Friday when she heard three to four gunshots at Sutter and Euclid avenues, and felt pain in her leg, police said. She realized she had been shot in the leg, police said.

She was taken to Kings County Hospital Center. The bullet passed straight through her leg, police said.

Police previously released a surveillance video which apparently captured Williams running from the scene through a gas station.

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