2003-11-07 / Community

Man Arrested In Bayswater Shooting

By Howard Schwach
Man Arrested In Bayswater Shooting By Howard Schwach

A Queens man was arrested late Saturday, November 1, and charged with the shooting of a Bayswater resident.

Stephen Campbell, 21, has been charged with shooting Corey Wilkens once in the chest and once in the left arm in front of 13-11 Bayport Place in Bayswater.

According to a spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney, Campbell and Wilkens were arguing when Campbell pulled a black handgun and fired two shots.

After hitting Wilkens twice in front of witnesses, Campbell fled the scene towards Nassau County.

Two Nassau County police officers, responding to the call from help from the NYPD, saw Campbell throw something under a car. NYPD detectives later recovered a nine millimeter Ruger semiautomatic from under a car.

Wilkens was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he was operated on to remove the bullets and repair the damage.

A spokesperson from the hospital reports that Wilkens remains stable.

A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that Campbell was arraigned on charges of attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

If convicted, Campbell faces up to twenty-five years in prison.

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