Shootist nabbed

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A local resident accused of firing three shots at a man he was arguing with ended up in deeper trouble when he pulled a gun on the 69th Precinct detectives who tried to take him in for questioning last week.

Officials said that the gunman, who was not identified, opened fire on his opponent during a skirmish at 1 a.m. on October 27.

His victim, who wasn’t hit, called police and reported what happened.

Several hours later, detectives had tracked the gunman to his home near the corner of Farragut Road and East 80th Street.

Detectives were sitting on the suspect’s home at 5 p.m. that afternoon when they saw the gunman walk by. As they approached him, he allegedly pulled out a gun, prompting one of the detectives to pull a weapon and open fire.

The bullet, police said, ended up in the cop’s cruiser, officials said. The suspect ran off, but was arrested about three hours later following an intense search of the street, which had been cordoned off.

Cops charged the suspect with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, officials said.

An 18-year-old was arrested last week in connection with a gunpoint robbery on Glenwood Road.

Police alleged that Rondell Smith pulled a gun on another man near East 93rd Street at 9:10 p.m. on October 27 and not only demanded the victim’s cell phone, but the code that would unlock the cell phone.

Cops grabbed Smith a short time later, charging him with robbery in the first degree, grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

A thief broke into an East 84th Street home last week, taking $200 and two pricey watches, officials said.

Police said they have arrested a 43-year-old man in connection with the break-in near Farragut Road, which took place at 5 p.m. on October 29.

The victim told police that the thief, who may have been related to them, forced open and damaged the door. He left the door with two watches, valued at $3000 and the cash.

Cops took the suspect into custody a short time later, charging him with burglary grand larceny and criminal trespass.

Cops from the 63rd Precinct were called to a Flatlands home last week to arrest a 58-year-old woman who had attacked her 77-year-old husband.

Police said that they arrived at the East 42nd Street home near Avenue J at the behest of the victim, who said that his wife had thrown a bucket of cold water on him twice during a spat at 1:30 a.m. on October 23.

The 58-year-old then grabbed a 10-pound weight and struck the senior in the arms with it.

Cops said that the senior wasn’t seriously harmed.

His wife, who was not named because of his relationship to the victim, was taken into custody, charged with assault in the second degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a Flatlands home, police said this week.

Officials said that they apprehended Neville Adams in connection with the looting of a home on Brooklyn Avenue near Avenue I on October 21.

The homeowner told police that she returned to her home that night to find that someone had removed a laptop computer, several pieces of jewelry, two iPods and a PlayStation 3.

After a week-long investigation, cops questioned Adams, who admitted to taking the property.

He was charged with burglary in the second degree, grand larceny and criminal trespass.

Detectives believe that the ongoing rivalry between the Bloods and Crips street gangs may have lead to last week’s shooting death of a 17-year-old.

Officials said that Dudzinskis Dudenas was shot in the back near the corner of East 96th Street and Flatlands Avenue at 4 p.m. on October 20.

He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he died of his wounds, officials said.

Cops were told by witnesses that Dudenas was flashing gang colors and making gang signs before he was killed.

Investigators would not disclose which gang they believe the 17-year-old was affiliated with.

His killer remained at large as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to either the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315 or the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Police are continuing their search for the gunmen responsible for opening fire on two Old Mill Basin residents earlier this month.

Officials were told that two masked men entered a home on East 58th Street near Avenue K just after 8:30 a.m. on October 5 and opened fire on a 38-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man.

The female victim was struck twice in the leg, officials said. The male suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

Witnesses said that the unidentified suspects fled the area in a brown Jeep.

Police were still searching for the gunmen, who they believe specifically targeted the couple, as this paper went to press. Detectives are looking into the possibility that the victims had a previous history with their assailants, who they may know, according to sources.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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