NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have announced charges against the man who they say allegedly fired a series of bullets on a Flatbush sidewalk this week, leaving a 13-year-old boy seriously injured.
Kareem Potomont, 21, has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment, police announced Friday evening.
He had been questioned for much of the day following his arrest.
He was taken into custody after being named a person of interest in the wild shootout at Beverley Road and Flatbush Avenue on Monday. Police captured the suspected shooter on surveillance video.
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, Gama Droiville, 13, has expressed thanks from his hospital bed to all the New Yorkers who have offered words of support.