NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –Police have made an arrest in the stray bullet shooting of a 44-year-old tourist in Midtown.
The victim was walking back to his hotel when he was shot. Two men were arguing nearby, and one of them pulled a gun on the other and fired, missing his intended target but hitting the victim.READ MORE: Earth Day 2021: A Closer Look At New York City's Water Supply
It happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday at 38th Street and Eighth Avenue.
The victim was struck in the shoulder. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Wednesday afternoon, the NYPD announced the arrest of Brannovan Martinez.READ MORE: Far Rockaway Residents Fed Up With Graveyard Of Sunken Boats, Rusted Barges Filled With Garbage
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Early this morning, a tourist was shot in the shoulder while walking in Midtown Manhattan. @NYPDDetectives quickly went to work investigating the shooting & have arrested Brannovan Martinez, 21. He is charged with Assault, Criminal Use of a Firearm, and Reckless Endangerment. pic.twitter.com/bykOK9fUqj
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 7, 2021
Martinez, 21, faces assault, criminal use of a firearm, and reckless endangerment charges.