2003-07-11 / Community

Man Shot In Arverne Dispute

By Howard Schwach
Man Shot In Arverne Dispute By Howard Schwach

A dispute between two men in front of 353 Beach 43 Street in Arverne turned ugly last Wednesday and ended with one man in Peninsula Hospital Center with a graze wound to his face and another under arrest.

Police say that Barry Wiles, 32, was having a dispute with an unidentified 34-year-old male at about 2:20 p.m. on July 9.

Wiles allegedly pulled a small black handgun and shot the other man once in the face, grazing him. He then fled the scene.

Police responding to the shooting report quickly got information about the shooter and his green Lincoln Navigator.

A radio call was put out to 101 Precinct units, as well as units from the 100 Precinct in Rockaway Park and the 106 Precinct in Ozone Park.

Units from the 106 Precinct spotted the Lincoln at 165 Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard and pulled it over.

Wiles was arrested at that location without incident.

He was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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