2010-10-01 / Front Page

‘Give Me The Gun, I Want To Shoot Him’

14-Year-Old Busted For Attempted Murder
By Howard Schwach

A 14-year-old McBride Street teen has been charged with attempted murder and several other charges in relation to a shooting that took place early Sunday morning, September 19, in front of 22-40 Mott Avenue, court papers show.

The teen, identified as Jessie Quinones, has been charged as an adult in the case in which he and a friend allegedly shot a neighbor, Rockaway resident Wadna Scott.

According to court papers provided by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Quinones and the unidentified friend approached Scott on the street and began insulting him.

After some back-and-forth, Quinones’ friend reportedly pulled a handgun from his waist and pointed it at the victim.

The court papers allege that Quinones grabbed for the gun, saying, “Let me get it. Give me the gun, I want to shoot him.”

The unapprehended friend then shot once, hitting Scott in the upper left thigh.

The two then fled the scene, leaving Scott bleeding on the sidewalk. Scott walked to his McBride Street home, where his wife and young child were waiting for him. He yelled for them to get off the street, court papers show.

Just then, Quinones and his friend, following Scott’s blood trail, showed up. Court records show that both of them held the pistol at one time or another, threatening Quinones and his wife with death.

After some time, Quinones and his friend fled the scene.

Scott was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released. He will, however, continue to need medical treatment for his wound over the next several months.

Quinones was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on September 21, charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and menacing.

He was remanded without bail for his next hearing, which was set for next week.

Detectives from the 101 Squad in Far Rockaway continue to search for his companion. Anybody with information should contact the detectives at 718- 868-3429.

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