August 26, 1987 |
A teen-age suspect told police he was "just target-shooting" Tuesday when he sprayed an elevated subway train with gunfire. Richard Ojeda, 18, of Brooklyn, was arrested after a house-to-house search of the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, authorities said. He was charged with reckless endangerment and assault in the attack on the train, in which one rider was wounded. Fourteen bullets, apparently from a high-power automatic weapon, hit the first four cars.
September 8, 1987 |
A man fired shots into a crowd gathered at a park early Monday for a concert against crime and drug use, killing one person and wounding four others, police said. A fifth person was injured in the stampede of concert-goers fleeing the gunfire in Queens Bridge Park, police said. The gunman reportedly had been arguing with another man when the shootings began at the concert sponsored by Urban Development Against Crack and Crime.
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.