2004-09-17 / Community

Eyes Peeled After He’s Shot In Leg

By Brian Magoolaghan

  • Police arrested a Far Rockaway teenager last Saturday morning after the man who he allegedly shot spotted him from the backseat of a police vehicle just hours after being treated at a local hospital, police said.
  • Makai K. Jackson, aka “Whitey,” 17, allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot Stephen Milton, 39, in the left shin after they argued in front of 1300 Central Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. last Saturday morning. Staff workers at Peninsula General Hospital dialed 911 when Milton limped into the emergency room about an hour later.

    The shooting sparked a full-scale mobilization of police in the 101 Precinct. Officers responded to the scene to search for a suspect. They sealed off the area and recovered a pair of spent shell casings.

    Meanwhile, officers at Peninsula Hospital discovered that Milton, who sources say has at least two criminal convictions, had an outstanding criminal court warrant and placed him under arrest. Milton was treated for his wound and then released into police custody later that morning. As officers transported him to Queens central booking at about 11:30 a.m. he spotted Jackson standing in front of 15-30 Hassock Street. Police arrested the alleged gunman without incident.

    Jackson, who lives at 12-50 Redfern Avenue, is charged with second degree attempted murder, two counts of criminal weapons possession, assault and reckless endangerment, according to court records. A Queens Criminal Court judge set bail at $10,000 and issued a temporary order or protection at Jackson’s September 12 arraignment. Jackson faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted, according to Nicole Navas, a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. He is due back in court on September 27.

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