Cops: Gun-toting teen shoots men on train

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Bam, bam

Cops are hunting for a gun-wielding teen who they say blasted two men with a six shooter on a north-bound F train as it entered the Avenue U station on June 5.

The victims told police they were arguing with the 16-year-old thug on the train at 3:05 am, when, as the train was approaching the station near McDonald Avenue, the punk whipped out a .22-caliber pistol and fired two shots, striking one man in the groin and the other in his lower back.

Police say that after shooting, the gunman fled the train, and the victims were left to nurse their wounds until the next stop at Kings Highway, where they were taken by paramedics and rushed to a local hospital.


A burglar ransacked a man’s E. 26th Street apartment on June 4 — while the renter was out celebrating his brother-in-law’s birthday.

The victim told police he left his home between Kings Highway and Avenue P at 8 pm, and returned at half-past midnight to find his home in shambles. He later told police that he was missing $500 along with assorted jewelry, and that he found his fire escape window ajar upon returning home.

Tough guy

A gun-wielding thug beat and robbed a 29-year-old woman on Avenue X on July 5, taking cash.

The victim told police she was between Haring and Brown streets at 3:20 pm, when the suspect ambushed her and attacked. After several blows the victim fell to the ground, where the brute continued beating her with the butt of his pistol.

Eventually, the thug took the woman’s handbag — along with her keys and $300 — before fleeing. The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital for treatment to her injuries, according to cops.

The ride home

Police say six men gang-raped a drunken 15-year-old girl on Kings Highway on July 5, after promising to deliver her from a party safe and sound.

The victim told police she was given a ride home from a party and was near E. 13th Street at 1 am when the six men raped her one after the other. The victim was interviewed by the NYPD’s Special Victim’s Unit, which said they were able to confirm the victim’s report, according to police.

Money purse

A crook took $7,040 from a woman’s car parked on E. 23rd Street on July 5.

The victim told police she left her purse in her car between Avenues X and W at 2:45 pm. Sure enough, upon returning to her car at 10:40 pm, the purse and hefty sum of cash were nowhere to be found.

Dangerous working conditions

A disgruntled employer allegedly shoved his worker and threatened to kill her on Avenue U on July 5.

The victim told police she was between W. Fifth and W. Sixth streets on her way into work at 11:20 pm when the angry man shoved her shoulder.

“I’m going to kill you if I see you again,” the man allegedly barked.

Dumb driving

Some goon rear-ended a guy stopped at a light on E. 15th Street on July 5 — and then sped off without so much as a “sorry.”

The victim told police he was near Avenue Z at 5:25 pm when the genius driving a blue Ford Explorer bashed into his rear bumper, and then ran for the hills.

Beating on delivery

A thug roughed up a delivery girl inside the lobby of his McDonald Avenue business on July 7.

The victim told police that she was making a routine delivery to the establishment between Kings Highway and Billings Place at 7:50 am when she was confronted by the suspect, who was upset about a previous delivery.

As the argument escalated, the guy apparently blew his lid and began restraining the woman by holding her arms, before pulling her hair.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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