2003-08-08 / Front Page

Teen Charged With Attempted Murder

By Brian Magoolaghan
Teen Charged With Attempted Murder

A Far Rockaway teenager, accused of shooting the man he was trying to rob, now faces a string of charges including second degree attempted murder, according to the district attorney's office.

Authorities say Shameek T. Carter, 18, armed with a handgun, approached Kevin Rivera in a first floor hallway on Brookhaven Avenue, at around 5:30 p.m. on July 24, and demanded money. When Rivera refused to hand over his cash, Carter allegedly shot him in his upper right thigh. The Wave first reported Carter's arrest last week in another story about escalating gun violence in the 101 Precinct.

Carter is additionally charged with first degree attempted robbery and second and third degree criminal weapons possession. All three of those charges are armed felony offences. He also faces an assault charge.

Rivera was treated for the gunshot wound at Jamaica Hospital.

Queens Criminal Court Judge Michael D. Aloise set Carter's bail at $150,000 at the July 30 arraignment. Carter's next court date is August 13.

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