Another Shooting in 101st Precinct
Following a quiet beginning to 2013, the 101 Precinct has experienced several shootings within its parameters in the last few weeks.
The latest occurred in the early morning hours of June 9th at approximately 12:26 a.m. According to police, a 22 yearold black male was shot once in his left calf in front of 22-88 Mott Avenue near Gipson Street. He was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where his condition is considered non-life threatening. The incident is being investigated by the 101 Precinct Detective Squad.
After one shooting through the first four months of the year, five people have been shot in the 101 Precinct since May 3rd when Keith Gulley was killed and another person was critically wounded in a shooting that took place outside of the Edgemere Houses at 54-30 Beach Channel Drive.
At last month’s Precinct Community Council meeting Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney, the commander of the 101 Precinct, announced police were still searching for Gulley’s killer. Maloney said that Crime Stoppers (1-800- 577-8477) is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.
On May 13th, a 20-year-old male was shot in the common way between Beach 20th and 21st Streets in the business district of Far Rockaway. Maloney said they believe the shooting was domestic in nature. There were no suspects and the victim was not being “overly” cooperative with police.
On the evening of May 18th a 14-yearold was shot once in the arm, when – Maloney said – it appears two groups of youths exchanged words and someone pulled out a gun. It is still an active case.
In addition to the shootings, burglaries are driving up the precinct’s crime numbers as well. On that front, Maloney said that two juveniles – ages 14 and 15 – were arrested and were being held in juvenile custody in regards to home burglaries in the precinct. “Since those two were arrested [two weeks ago] we have not had a residential burglary in the precinct,” said Maloney on May 22nd.
“A combination of good arrests and a concentration on areas where we were getting hit have hopefully put the burglary problem behind us,” said Maloney.