September 7, 1989
The principal suspect in the racial slaying of a black teen-ager shot last month during an attack by a white gang in Brooklyn was indicted on second-degree murder charges. Joseph Fama, 18, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans with his hands handcuffed in front of him, stood impassively as the prosecutor handed the indictment up to Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Seymour Gerschwer. Asst. District Atty.
January 13, 1990 |
Subway gunman Bernhard H. Goetz made his first appearance in court in a $50-million lawsuit filed against him by one of the four victims he shot aboard a subway car in 1984. Goetz looked nervous as he told state Supreme Court Judge Barry Salman an order sought by Darrell Cabey's attorneys, asking for sanctions against Goetz for failing to appear in court, has "no legal standing."
April 5, 1988 |
A 15-year-old youth was shot in the head and critically wounded Monday when he refused to give up his jacket to a robber on a subway train, police said. Two companions were wounded less seriously. The attackers also took a gold ring from one of the victims, police said.
February 13, 1989 |
A teen-age gunman opened fire on a crowded subway platform early Sunday, wounding six people in a dispute that started at a party, and then fled, police said.
June 20, 1996 |
A detective assigned to a seemingly ordinary shooting in Brooklyn said he noticed strange scrawls on the suspect's written statement--including an inverted cross crowned by three 7's. Detective Sgt. Joseph Herbert, who years ago worked on a task force hunting New York's infamous Zodiac killer, instantly remembered the taunting letters the gunman had written. They carried a similar symbol, he said.
June 10, 1991 |
A British visitor died Sunday after she was hit by a stray bullet. Yvonne Williams, 30, of London, was shot Saturday night in Queens. Police said she was third known victim of violence in the city over the weekend. No arrests had been made in the case.
January 6, 2000 |
A Manhattan grand jury indicted a 19-year-old associate of rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs on charges of attempted murder, assault and other counts stemming from a Dec. 27 shooting that wounded three patrons at a Times Square dance club. But gun possession charges against Combs, his driver and his bodyguard are still awaiting action, the prosecutor's office said.
July 6, 1991 |
A Maryland tourist who went to Chinatown to celebrate the Fourth of July with friends was fatally shot when she wandered into a fight involving members of the Ghost Shadows gang, police said. Rhona Lantin, 26, a graduate student at the University of Maryland, was in a car with five friends late Thursday when she was hit in the head by a stray bullet, authorities said. She died Friday morning.
March 9, 2000 |
The city agreed Wednesday to pay a total of $1.87 million to three young men shot in Harlem by police officers investigating a shooting, lawyers in the case said. The deal averted a trial in the youths' federal lawsuit, which was scheduled to start in six weeks. Robert Raynoso, Juval Green and Caesar Ramos had originally asked for more than $100 million in damages, alleging that they were unarmed when two plainclothes officers fired at them in 1997.