March 1, 2016 Staff Report
Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly asked a man lie on the ground before shooting him in the arm on Monday.
The 32-year-old victim was walking to his car near 38-31 9th St. when an unknown man approached him. The suspect asked the victim to lie on the ground before pulling out a revolver and shooting him in the left arm, according to the NYPD.
The incident occurred Monday at 1:30 p.m.
The suspect then fled southbound on 9th Street, according to the NYPD.
The victim was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital where he is in stable condition.
Police have released two surveillance photos of the suspect, whom they describe as a black male, approximately 40- to 45-years-old, 5-feet-7-inches tall. He was wearing a blue work helmet, a yellow jacket and black clothing.
Police are asking anyone with any information to call 1-800-577-TIPS.