2005-06-03 / Community

‘Shots Fired’ Calls Keep 101 Precinct Cops Hopping

By Howard Schwach


An unidentified man is arrested by police from the 101 Precinct in relation to a shooting incident at 433 Beach 40 street on Saturday night.An unidentified man is arrested by police from the 101 Precinct in relation to a shooting incident at 433 Beach 40 street on Saturday night. At least three “shots fired” calls brought patrol officers from the 101 Precinct to various areas of Far Rockaway and Arverne over the past week.

Although nobody was harmed in any of the incidents, police officials say they take the calls very seriously because of the danger to both police and the public such calls bring.

On Saturday night, May 29, police were called to 433 Beach 40 Street on such a call. After a brief standoff, a still-unidentified male was arrested at the scene.

On Tuesday, May 31, just before midnight, police responded to 14-20 Gateway Boulevard in Far Rockaway for a report of a shot fired through the window at that location.

Police found the resident, Carol Robinson, who told the officers that a bullet had come through the window screen and then penetrated the bedroom wall and landed on the floor of her bedroom, nearby the bed on which she was sleeping. She added that she was woken by the loud report of the shot.

Another call of three shots fired was called anonymously to the 911 system at the same time, but the person who made that call could not be found by police, who canvassed the area for anybody who was injured.

Then, on Wednesday, June 1 at about 5:37 a.m., an unknown person fired at least one round at 441 Beach 51 Street, causing property damage in Apartment 6C.

Davis Landis, who lives in the apartment, told police that a shot came through the bedroom window where his daughter was sleeping. The daughter later reported that she heard what sounded like a shot at 2 a.m., but that she went back to sleep without checking.

Nobody was harmed in the shooting incident.

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