Police are looking for three men involved in the shooting of a 14-year-old boy and the kidnapping of his brother early Christmas morning on Jefferson Street in Bed-Stuy.
On Tuesday, December 25, at approximately 12:15 a.m., 81st Precinct police received a call about a boy shot at 550 Jefferson Avenue. Upon arrival, police met the boy’s father, Keith Stuart, 34, outside of the residence.
According to Stuart’s account to police, Stuart was picking up his son at the Jefferson address to drive him back to his mother’s house in Manhattan when he and his son were approached by three black males, one wearing a ski mask.
According to Stuart’, the suspect with the ski mask approached him and asked to speak to him. When Stuart declined, the masked man then pulled out a gun, at which point Stuart said he ran back into the apartment and locked the door behind him, leaving his son outside and while Stuart’s other son remained waiting in the car.
Stuart said he then heard several gunshots. When he ran back outside, he said he found his son shot twice in the upper back. He also discovered his car – a two-door Mercedes Benz with a Maryland license plate—was missing with his other son still inside.
The kidnapped boy was later dropped off on the corner of Atlantic and Utica avenues, and the young shooting victim was transported to Kings County Hospital where he is listed in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.
Police are still trying to determine whether Stuart knew the perpetrators but said Stuart was highly uncooperative with information.
No arrests have been made, and detectives are investigating.