2012-03-09 / Top Stories

Beach 69 Street Shooter Had Long Record


Christopher Chinloy Christopher Chinloy By Howard Schwach

On February 27, gang cops busted a gangbanger thug who fired several shots in the direction of a group of people standing in front of a bodega at 69- 20 Beach Channel Drive shortly after midnight on February 22, hitting and wounding one of them.

Court sources identified the alleged shooter as Christopher Chinloy, 17, of 69-14 Hessler Avenue in Arverne, who, records show, has had several violent incidents with the police involving weapons.

According to court records supplied by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Chinloy, a member of the Crips street gang, was spotted firing the shots into the crowd by Sergeant Craig Bier and Police Officer Donnell Myers, assigned to Queens Gang Squad.

The two got out of their car and saw Chinloy running from the scene, directly towards them. They saw him toss his gun into the air into a nearby grassy spot and later recovered the .40-caliber automatic, police sources say.

A 14-year-old was shot once in the buttocks. The unidentified victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released.

This is not the first time in recent months that Chinloy had a run-in with cops.

The 5-foot 6-inch 150-pound thug has been arrested on gun possession and assault charges three times since last September.

And, while his juvenile record is sealed, published sources say he had at least one juvenile gun possession charge on his record.

The night prior to last year’s West Indian Day Parade, at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Fenimore Street in Brooklyn, a passing NYPD lieutenant and detective noticed Chinloy fingering his waistband and constantly adjusting something and covering it with his coat.

The two cops stopped him and he backed away, putting his hand into his waistband. The cops searched him and found a loaded handgun.

Eventually, the charges against him were reduced to disorderly conduct, because prosecutors were unsure whether there was the proper probable cause to search him.

He was free on $4,000 bail when he allegedly did the Far Rockaway shooting two weeks ago.

He reportedly had another illegal gun bust in Brooklyn as well.

This time, he faces attempted murder charges and 25 years in prison.

Rockaway has a history of gun thugs coming back again and again in our revolving door justice.

Just two weeks ago, another thug shot a Rockaway woman dead and then went to Manhattan, where he shot at two cops and was killed in the return fire.

Twenty-five years ago, a young cop named Scott Gadell from the 101 Precinct was shot dead at Beach 32 Street and Seagirt Boulevard by a drug thug named Errol Campbell. Gadell was shot with an automatic pistol while he was trying to reload his six-shot .38 caliber pistol.

Campbell was indicted on a 1986 drug murder and then released by the court on low bail a week before he killed Gadell.

“Nothing changed in a quarter-century,” said columnist Denis Hamill writing in the New York Daily News. “Who is advocating for the teens of Rockaway?”

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