Suspect Arrested in Shooting That Hit Boy Waiting for Bus on Flatbush Avenue

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    A 19-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and accused of firing the shots that struck a 13-year-old boy waiting for a bus on Flatbush Avenue Monday afternoon. Brynn Gingras reports

    A 19-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and accused of firing the shots that struck a 13-year-old boy waiting for a bus on Flatbush Avenue Monday afternoon.

    Kareem Potomont was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

    Gama Droiville was shot twice in the head by a gunman who was firing at a man he was chasing down Flatbush near Beverley Road Monday afternoon. The man he was chasing was also shot in the leg, police said.

    The boy's aunt ushered him into a nearby pizzeria to escape the bullets, but he had already been shot.

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    Droiville's father, Jimmy Marcel, told NBC 4 New York he was relieved police had the alleged shooter.

    "I'm happy they have him, and put him away for someone else not to be hurt," Marcel said.

    Audrey Thomas, one of Potomont's lawyers, said Friday that Potomont is not a hardened gang member and that he has expressed sympathy for Droiville.

    Potomont, who was arraigned Friday night, did not say anything to reporters as he left the police precinct station Friday afternoon.

    A judge set bail at for Potomont at $200,000.

    Marcel said doctors were working to save Droiville's right eye. His son is doing well, he says.

    "He's in good emotion and good spirits," Marcel said.

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