UPDATE: 3-Year-Old Boy Shot in Leg, Caught in Gunfight at Roosevelt Houses

Police arrest two of the suspected shooters, are seeking one other

Update July 10th, 9:30am: Police have arrested a second suspect in the shooting of a 3-year-old, who was playing outside of Roosevelt Houses: Antonio McCloud, 22.

Both McCloud and Williams are now facing attempted murder, assault, weapons possession and reckless endangerment charges. Police are still seeking one other person of interest.

Update July 9th, 3:15pm: Police have arrested at least one of the gunmen involved in the shooting of a 3-year-old boy shot in the leg at Roosevelt Houses, according to police.

The suspect, Stanley Williams, 20, of Pacific Street in Crown Heights, was arrested shortly after the shooting while walking along Spencer St. and Dekalb Ave.

A weapon was not recovered from Williams, who police said has a long list of prior arrests.


A 3-year-old boy was shot in the leg – apparently caught in the crossfire of a gun fight – at the Roosevelt Houses courtyard on Sunday afternoon, says the New York Times.

The gunmen fled and no arrests have been made, and the child is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital, says the article. 

Jennifer Alvarez, 36, a medical assistant at the Roosevelt Houses told the Times that gun violence happens “once or twice a month” in the neighborhood, but this incident shook her up because a child was involved.

“We don’t feel safe,” Alvarez told the paper, noting that she no longer felt comfortable having her child play on the courtyard’s communal playground.

According to the Times, Daisy Williams, 43, who fled the scene with her 5-month-old grandson, says she has seen a lot of bored teenagers hanging around the housing project lately.

“They have been shooting dice and getting in a lot of fistfights,” she told the paper, though the details of who was involved in the shooting are not yet known.

Claudette Brady July 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Pat - How do you have the majority overriding the hardwork. I am really sick and tired you ad nauseam bias attacks on Black people. Even when the issue is not about race, you find a way to inject race and. I understand that this is an open forum but, please give it a rest, we all need a break from you biggotry.
Tia July 11, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The city needs to be locked down!!!! And, " the local Bed-Stuy elected political "leadership" " are not the individuals to blame. Residents' [where frequent shootings occur] can not continue to harbor criminals in their homes. Random searches in the homes is something that is definitely needed; civil right violation or not. Enough is enough!!! Yes, some of the 43 year old grandmas need to wake up; when they are aware that john or jane doe has a fire arm in the home, they need to be immediately turned in to NYPD. These trigger happy assholes have only allowed individuals from other racial backgrounds to look at the African American population as animals. Something really need to change and now.
Jad2k July 11, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Random home searches is a BAD idea because it opens up the door to constitutional violations and once that door opens it's an easy path to rampant civil violations of all sorts. However, you have an excellent point about personal responsibility. The people causing the problems are the friends or relatives of someone, so those friends/relatives need to have a no tolerance policy with the trouble makers. Just like Tia said, if you know there is an illegal gun in the home, turn it in.
Tia July 11, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thanks Jad2k for your reply. While i clearly understand the legalities of random home searches; locking the city down/curfew, something needs to be immediately done. Bottom line, family members and friends-- need to turn in family and friends if they are illegally toting firearms--or prone to immediate acts of violence. Last night, i was relaxing with friends and family in the comfort of my private back yard.The children were embracing nd telling the enjoyment they had experienced as they exited the"child" pool, along with preparing to enjoy the book of the evening, okay, ;gun shots from Gates Avenue sent us all running for cover. A total interruption of what supposed to be a nice evening with peaceful closure before bedtime. Folks need to turn-em-in! This is the only real solution.
World Changer July 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM
first of all people act like they don't know who the gun ppl are they know...lets see whats gonna happen when their brother get shot o i know they gonna shoot back am i right or am i right....this is sick.............................and no one is goin to snitch because they scared they gonna get shot next its not about that stop n frisk thing..that stop n frisk thing is the best thing the police do, stop it bee.


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