Gang Member Arrested in Brooklyn Rooftop Shootings
21-year-old suspect tried to elude cops by hiding under bed, authorities say
Published at 4:50 PM EDT on Apr 17, 2010 | Updated at 5:00 PM EDT on Apr 17, 2010
Police arrested a man suspected of spraying bullets into a crowd of teenagers from a perch on a Brooklyn rooftop.
Four boys were wounded in the April 7 attack.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the violence was gang related. The shooter was a member of the Bloods gang. The victims were Crips, the city's top cop said.
On Friday investigators arrested 21-year-old Ernesto Pollard, of Brooklyn's Crown Heights section. Police say he tried to escape capture by hiding under a bed. Investigators also found a handgun.
Pollard was also charged Friday with a separate shooting in October that left a 17-year-old paralyzed from the waist down. He faces an attempted murder charge in that attack.
It wasn't immediately clear if Pollard had a lawyer.
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