2nd Suspect in Brooklyn Sneaker Store Shooting Surrenders

Police are questioning the man and no charges have been filed

View Comments (


    NBC New York
    Scene of shooting in Crown Heights Monday evening

    A second suspect wanted in connection with a shooting at a Brooklyn sneaker store that injured a 12-year-old boy Monday night has turned himself in to authorities, law enforcement officials tell NBC 4 New York.

    Gerald Spears, 23, surrendered to detectives Wednesday morning. Police say he is the man who got into a fight with a security guard at the Rugged Sole store on Utica Avenue in Crown Heights and later returned with a gun. He fired his gun and the guard, identified as Kenneth Meeks, returned fire, police say.

    A 34-year-old man and a 12-year-old boy were wounded in the crossfire. They are expected to be OK.

    Police are questioning Spears. A law enforcement official says lineups will be conducted later Wednesday. No charges have been filed against him.

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

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on

    Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.