Arrest In Child Shooting
An arrest has been made in the shooting of a 10-year old girl on Saturday, August 3rd.
A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown confirmed that Lenard Crudup was arrested on Wednesday, August 6th, by detectives of the 101st Precinct. Crudup, 21, is charged with first and second degree assault, second degree possession of a deadly weapon, first degree reckless endangerment and endangering of the welfare of a child.
According to the New York City Police Department, at approximately 1:30 a.m. the girl was walking with friends near 22-29 Dix Avenue, between McBride Street and Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway.
Police report that a shooting broke out when an unknown group of individuals opened fire on another group located within the front courtyard of the building.
The girl was grazed above the hip in the ensuing gunfire. She was taken by ambulance to Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she was treated and released.
Crudup, a Far Rockaway resident, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday, August 7th. Bail was set at $10,000 and he was ordered to return to court on August 28th.
If convicted on the top charge of Criminal Assault, he faces up to 25 years in prison.