Security Guard Arrested in Brooklyn Sneaker Store Shooting

A boy, 12, and a man, 34, were bystanders in the crossfire and hit

By Ida Siegal
|  Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Updated 5:06 PM EDT
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Police say they've arrested a man in connection with the Brooklyn sneaker store shooting Monday evening that wounded a man and a boy, who were bystanders.

Kenneth Meeks, 45, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in the shooting.

Meeks, a security guard at the Rugged Sole store on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights, allegedly got into a fight with another man in the store, 23-year-old Gerald Spears. Spears later returned to the store with a gun and shot at Meeks, who in turn fired his own weapon.

The 34-year-old victim was grazed in the arm and the 12-year-old was shot in the leg, police said. They are listed in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.

Police are still looking for Spears, described as about 5 feet 5 inches and 180 pounds, with short black hair.

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