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15-year-old Instances Sq. taking pictures suspect charged with tried homicide as grownup

NEW YORK — {The teenager} arrested for a taking pictures that injured a vacationer in Instances Sq. has been charged as an grownup with tried homicide. 

U.S. Marshals took 15-year-old Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa into custody in Yonkers on Friday, lower than 24 hours after the taking pictures Thursday evening. 

Police stated Rivas-Figueroa was once captured on safety video opening fireplace inside of a wearing items retailer in Instances Sq. after a safety guard stopped him with stolen products. A 38-year-old buyer was once struck within the leg. 

He then took off on foot and allegedly fired at officials throughout a pursuit, however nobody was once hit.

“He shot [at] the NYPD officials who pursued him throughout the streets of Midtown and not using a unmarried considered who he may hit or who he may kill,” stated NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban throughout a press convention Friday.

Police say Rivas-Figueroa controlled to break out after getting into the subway gadget.

In step with court docket paperwork, {the teenager} returned house and attempted fleeing the town along with his mom the following morning, however he was once apprehended at a house in Yonkers. Court docket paperwork say he was once hiding at the back of a wardrobe.

Rivas-Figueroa is going through two counts of tried homicide, in addition to legal ownership of a weapon and attack fees. His bail has been remanded, as he’s deemed a flight chance.

The sufferer in Thursday’s taking pictures was once taken to a neighborhood clinic and has since been launched. We are informed she was once vacationer from Brazil and left New York to go back house Saturday morning.

Police say Rivas-Figueroa arrived in New York Town from Venezuela lower than six months in the past. He was once dwelling at a migrant safe haven at the Higher West Facet. 

A police supply informed CBS New York that Rivas-Figueroa could also be suspected in a January armed theft within the Bronx and a taking pictures in Midtown that nobody was once injured in.

Rivas-Figueroa is due again in court docket on Tuesday.

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