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Public housing employee arrested for alleged attempted murder

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Police have arrested a New York City Housing Authority employee on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a weapon, officials said.

Officers responded to a building on Shore Parkway near Harkness Avenue just before 3:30 p.m. Monday and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Police said that officers found Nasean Joseph, a custodial groundskeeper for NYCHA, nearby and in possession of a loaded firearm.

A spokesperson for NYCHA said Joseph will be immediately suspended when he returns to work.

“NYCHA reviews all staff arrests on a case by case basis. This employee will be served an immediate suspension upon his return to work. Staff are required to notify the Office of the Inspector General of any arrests within three business days.”

Joseph, 34, was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and attempted murder, police said.

Authorities did not say what led up to the shooting or whether the men knew each other.