2011-10-14 / Front Page

Six Gun Justice

By Howard Schwach


The three cops who corralled the six gun thugs. The three cops who corralled the six gun thugs. It was a scene out of a cop show gone wild, with a sergeant and two anti-crime cops chasing six gun-toting thugs from a Hammel Houses shooting spree to the beach, where the cops pulled the gun-toting men from under the boardwalk and arrested them.

Police say that, on October 7 at about 11:35 p.m., Sergeant Bradley Beamer and Police Officers Michael Johnston and Carlos Cano, were at Beach 87 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard investigating a robbery that had occurred in that vicinity about an hour earlier. While in the area, they heard numerous shots fired in the vicinity of the sprawling Hammel Houses.

Driving towards the public housing project, they saw a group of young men fleeing the scene, some of them still gripping weapons in their hand. The officers pursued the suspects to Beach 84 Street where the suspects ran onto the beach and under the boardwalk.

Police say that the officers, never losing sight of the suspects, were able to grab them and pull them out from under the boardwalk while they attempted to get rid of their firearms.

Johnston said in court papers that they observed Bryant jump over a fence, dropping a black firearm, which Johnston recovered.

Boyd and the others were caught as they attempted to bury their firearms in the sand.

All six suspects were placed under arrest and five firearms were recovered.

A sixth firearm was recovered from that location during a daylight search early the next morning, police say.

One of the guns had been stolen from a house in California and another from a man in North Carolina, court records provided by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown show.

Those arrested include: Jamel Bryant, 22, of 51-24 Beach Channel Drive, who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a Sig Sauer P220 .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest; Larry Ryan, 16, of 444 Beach 54 Street, who was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a 357 Magnum revolver, criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest; Neil White, 17, of 409 Beach 54 Street, who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a Springfield Armory .40-caliber semi-automatic, criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest; Isaiah Boyd, 17, of 1293 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a Colt .30-caliber revolver, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest; Darkell Charmichael, 23, of 526 Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn, who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a Modelo 9 mm semiautomatic, possession of a defaced weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest; and Teyonne Robinson, 20, of 167-05 Hillside Avenue in Jamaica, Queens, who is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber semi-automatic, possession of a defaced weapon, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest

All the defendants were arraigned in Queens County Criminal Court on Tuesday, October 11, and are being held for their next hearing later this month.

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