Council member Linda Lee speaks on the podium during a March 28 news conference about the shooting. She is joined by (left to right) Cardozo HS PTA Executive Council Member Dionne Dorsey, Council Member Vickie Paladino and Congresswoman Grace Meng. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Sparrow)
The NYPD’s 111th Precinct announced an arrest had been made in connection with the March 25 shooting of a 16-year-old student at Benjamin Cardozo High School three blocks from the school.
Police arrested 16-year-old Sean Chang on April 11 and charged him with attempted murder, two counts of assault, second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and stalking. He is currently in jail awaiting trial and is due back in court on June 4.
Police had previously brought in two students from Cardozo for questioning and police sources had previously told QNS that a 15-year-old had been charged with criminal possession of a weapon. It is unclear whether the teenager is currently facing additional charges.
According to law enforcement sources, the victim was approached by four people wearing surgical gloves and masks near the corner of Springfield Boulevard and the eastbound Horace Harding Freeway. They then opened fire on the victim, hitting him in the right arm before fleeing. The victim was rushed to Cohen Children’s Hospital and treated for his injuries.
Two of the perpetrators were questioned shortly after the incident and the other two suspects, including Chang, fled the scene. Police have yet to identify the fourth suspect.