Arrested And Charged In Shooting Of Two
Officers of the 101st Precinct have made an arrest in a shooting incident that left two people wounded on Saturday, June 1st. Just after midnight on that date a man approached the R&R Gourmet Deli at 66-08 Beach Channel Drive and opened fire outside the store.
Shots struck a 17-year old man in the neck and upper thigh, and also a 24-year old woman in the upper chest. The woman was an employee of the nearby Happy Wok restaurant at 66- 19 Beach Channel Drive. On Saturday, June 15th, police arrested Rashawn Smalls, 19, in relation to the incident. Smalls is charged with two counts of first degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. According to police sources, Smalls has had thirteen prior arrests.