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Update: 18-Year-Old Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Shooting in Forest Hills Earlier This Week

Police responding to reports of a shooting on 110th Street (Citizen App)

Feb. 27, 2019  Staff Report

An 18-year-old is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a teenager in Forest Hills on Monday morning.

Bernard Crabbe was arrested hours after the 11:30 a.m. incident near 110th Street and 63rd Road, where he allegedly shot a 16-year-old in the leg after a verbal dispute and a scuffle, according to the 112th Precinct.

The male victim, who was shot once, was taken by EMS to Cohen’s Trauma Center for treatment and is likely to survive.

Captain Jonathan Cermeli, commanding officer of the 112th Precinct, told the Forest Hills Post that the two teens were arguing, which then led to a physical fight at the location. At some point, Crabbe allegedly withdrew a firearm and shot the 16-year-old in the knee.

The victim is not a student of any local school, Cermeli said. The alleged gunman is also not registered as a student of any school.

Crabbe was arrested just after 7 p.m., and is also charged with attempted assault with intent to cause physical injury, criminal possession of a firearm, and second-degree harassment, according to court records.

He was arraigned on Tuesday, and is due back in Queens Criminal Court on March 18.

Note: A prior version of this story, relying on information provided by an NYPD spokesperson, incorrectly said police were still looking for the suspect in the Feb. 25 shooting as of the morning of Feb. 27. The suspect, however, was arrested the same day of the incident.

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Sarah F

NYC public schools do not provide students with aptitude testing and employable training skills.

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