Teenager charged with attempted murder in connection with July shooting
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Authorities arrested and charged a 16-year-old boy on Friday in a shooting in July.
An NYPD spokeswoman could not give his name, due to his age, but said he faces several charges, including attempted murder.
the the shooting took place On July 26 at around 3:33 p.m. outside 225 Park Hill Ave., an NYPD spokesperson previously told Advance / SILive.com.
Authorities allege that the boy approached the victim and shot him before fleeing the scene. Police say the victim was taken to Staten Island Teaching Hospital in Ocean Breeze following the incident.
The shooting took place near where a man was shot behind 260 Park Hill Ave. around 12:40 a.m. the same day.
The victim of that incident – Grashino Yancy, 32 – was first taken to Staten Island Teaching Hospital in Ocean Breeze with a gunshot wound to his right leg. He was pronounced dead in hospital, an NYPD spokesperson said.
Yany, a former Daily News Golden Gloves competitor, was attending a neighborhood barbecue and was in the borough mourning the loss of a family member when he was shot, police said.
He recently returned to New York City from Minnesota, where he worked as a construction worker, said Pat Russo, 58, a retired cop and boxing program director in the borough who worked in the ring with Yancy.