Aug. 23, 2016 Staff Report
Police are searching for a suspect who reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint in Astoria and then shot him in the shoulder earlier this month.
The 29-year-old victim reported that around 4 a.m. on Monday, August 15, the suspect came up behind him, showed a handgun, and demanded he hand over his property.
The suspect then grabbed a chain from around the victim’s neck, shot him once in the shoulder, and fled, getting in to a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with black rims.
The suspect fled southbound on 33rd Street, according to police.
The suspect is a black male between 25 to 30 years old. He is about 6 feet tall and between 170 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, black sweatpants and glasses.
Police have released photos and a video of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).