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Man Arrested in Shooting of Brooklyn Girl, 14, Walking Home from School

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    Man Arrested in Shooting of Brooklyn Girl, 14, Walking Home from School
    Police are seeking a suspect caught on surveillance video shooting a gun in the direction of the 14-year-old girl, inset, who was wounded in Brooklyn while walking home from school.

    Police have arrested a 19-year-old Brooklyn man in connection with last week's shooting of a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from school.

    Rashawn Williams was charged Wednesday with two counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. Police believe he is the suspect captured on surveillance tape running through a gas station in East New York and firing three to four shots in the direction of the girl.

    The bullet had hit the girl just above the knee. She did not see a shooter or witness any altercation before the shot was fired, her parents said. 

    The girl's parents told reporters after the shooting Friday night that their daughter was waiting for the light to change to cross the street when she suddenly felt a pain in her leg and realized she'd been shot.

    Police Seek Suspect in Shooting of 14-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl

    [NY]  Police Seek Suspect in Shooting of 14-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl
    Police are looking for the person responsible for shooting a 14-year-old girl in the leg Friday afternoon as she was walking home from school in Brooklyn. Sheldon Dutes reports.
    (Published Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013)

    "I didn't expect this, but thank God she's OK," said the girl's mother, Charisse Tucker.

    The victim is a straight-A student at Benjamin Banneker School, where she is a freshman, according to her parents. The girl loves to draw and wants to design clothes, they said. 

    The family did not want their daughter identified out of fear of retaliation. 

    Girl, 14, Shot Walking Home from School

    [NY] Girl, 14, Shot Walking Home from School
    Police say the teen was shot in the leg in Brooklyn Friday afternoon when someone opened fire near a gas station in East New York. Marc Santia reports.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 22, 2013)

    Information on an attorney for Williams wasn't immediately available.

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