2 Arrested After Stray Bullet Injures 7-Year-Old Boy in New York City in Broad Daylight

What to Know

  • A 7-year-old child is expected to survive after being shot in the Bronx in broad daylight Wednesday, sources say
  • The scene near East 137th Street and St. Ann's Avenue in Mott Haven was crawling with law enforcement through the afternoon
  • The alleged shooter, who has a lengthy record of arrests for violent crimes, surrendered to police Thursday afternoon

Two men with significant crimincal records are in custody after a stray bullet injured a 7-year-old boy in broad daylight in the Bronx last Wednesday.

Manuel Colon, 31, surrendered to the 40th Precinct on Thursday and faces attempted murder charges, the NYPD said. He has multiple prior arrests, including for shootings and robbery.

A second man, Keyshawn Williams, 21, was arrested Tuesday. Williams, who was not the alleged shooter and has a prior arrest from last summer, faces attempted assault charges. 

The child was taken to Lincoln Hospital after a bullet grazed his right leg following a shooting near East 137th Street and St. Ann's Avenue in Mott Haven. The child, who was out with his grandmother, is expected to survive. 

Surveillance video from a nearby store captured images of an individual dressed in dark clothing running with a gun in his hand on East 137th Street, away from the direction of the park in front of the Mill Brook Houses complex.

Police also say there were two individuals who were standing in front of the same building as the boy and his grandmother; however, the intended target of the shooting is unclear.

Raw footage from Chopper 4 showed a scene crawling with investigators, with at least a dozen uniformed officers seen near a park area, ducking under caution tape, as plainclothes detectives and other personnel canvassed the street nearby. 

Footage from the scene also showed multiple evidence markers indicating bullet shells could be seen throughout the sidewalk outside, as well as inside the complex.

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