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Teen accused of Bronx sidewalk shooting out on bail; will be tried as a minor

Posted at 10:47 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 22:48:20-05

CONCOURSE, Bronx — A teenager who allegedly opened fire on a busy Bronx sidewalk last month is out on bail since Saturday and will be tried as a minor, according to officials.

While nobody was injured when Edgar Garcia, 16, allegedly fired his weapon, the East Harlem teen was charged with attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and attempted assault on March 1.

Garcia was released after his $10,000 bail was posted on Saturday.

Initial reports from officials stated Garcia would be tried as an adult, but officials later said he will be tried as a minor.

Garcia is accused of approaching a 19-year-old man who was with four others in the vicinity of Gerard Avenue and McClellan Street in the Concourse section of the Bronx on Friday, Feb. 22.

He allegedly displayed a firearm and fired at least three rounds at the victim with several people, including young children, standing nearby, police said.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two gangs.

After the surveillance footage went viral of a crowd of people, including a child with a backpack, running and ducking for cover, several tips came in and detectives were able to work quickly and find Garcia, officials said.