EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — The teenage gunman accused of grazing a 1-year-old and injuring a man in a shooting in Brooklyn has been arrested, police said Saturday.
Lyemel Summerville, 19, has been arrested and faces the following charges — four counts of second-degree assault, four counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.
The Brooklyn teen is accused of opening fire two weeks ago, on Saturday, Aug. 19, injuring the toddler and another man, police said.
Summerville and the man, 20, engaged in a verbal dispute near Junius Street and Sutter Avenue when the teen opened fire, shooting a single round, according to police.
The bullet struck the man in the thigh before passing through and grazing the 1-year-old in the knee, police said.
Both victims were hospitalized.
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