Separate shootings of bystander, rap-video director top Staten Island crime stories this week – SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Here’s a round up of the top crime stories that made news this week:
BYSTANDER SHOT IN HEAD IN DRIVE-BY
A white vehicle circled an apartment building on Park Hill Avenue in Clifton several times Monday night before a passenger fired numerous shots from the back seat, striking an innocent bystander in the head, police officials said.
Sue Doe, 52, who lives nearby, was struck by a single bullet to the head while she was standing in the lobby of 225 Park Hill Ave. on Monday shortly before 7 p.m. She was not the intended target in what is believed to be a gang-related incident.
VICTIM DROVE SEVERAL BLOCKS AFTER STABBING
A man fatally stabbed last week got into a minivan and drove several blocks while gravely wounded to the location where he was later found collapsed over the wheel in Tompkinsville, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
Michael Ryner was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.
Kariem Tomlin, 41, of Central Avenue in St. George, used a knife to stab Ryner multiple times on his body at about 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 on the 200 block of Bay Street near Tompkinsville Park, according to the criminal complaint and police.
RAP-VIDEO DIRECTOR SHOT IN SOUTH BEACH
A scene worthy of a rap video reportedly played out in real life when a director was shot during an armed robbery in South Beach.
The bizarre series of events began with a robbery gone wrong during the making of a music video and ended when an injured victim, Karron McKenzie, 31, found his own way to a hospital in New Jersey, according to multiple sources.
McKenzie was working on a video with rapper Jefe Finesse at the time of the incident, those sources said.
NYPD: MAN SHOT IN S.I. HOME KNEW HIS ATTACKER
A shooting last Saturday night at an apartment in the Sea View section of Staten Island occurred moments after the victim met up with his attacker at the location, an NYPD spokeswoman said Sunday.
The male suspect discharged three shots, striking the 34-year-old victim in the face, arm and shoulder, police said.
HOME HEALTH AIDE ALLEGEDLY STOLE $20K FROM SENIOR
A home health aide ripped off a senior patient of about $20,000, helping herself to the victim’s credit cards and ATM cards, authorities allege.
Suedie Syms, 59, of Willingboro, N.J., was hired to assist the 72-year-old female victim, who lives in Prince’s Bay, said a law enforcement source with knowledge of the case. Syms took advantage of the situation, prosecutors allege.
NYPD: MAN ARRESTED WITH ‘IMPROVISED SHOTGUN’
Police apprehended a suspect with an improvised shotgun who allegedly assaulted a person in Port Richmond.
“Great job tonight by Sgt. Kosa, Officer Moussa and Officer Nola for arresting a violent criminal who attacked an innocent civilian in Port Richmond and recovering this improvised shotgun and live ammunition from the wrong hands!” said a post on the 121st Precinct Twitter feed.
CHAIN RIPPED FROM EMPLOYEE’S NECK IN ROBBERY
Police responded to a report of a commercial robbery Monday in Rosebank carried out by two suspects who allegedly cleared a cash register and ripped a chain off a female employee’s neck.
A 911 call at about 1:30 p.m. first prompted a police response to the Metro PCS wireless communication store, located on the 1100 block of Bay Street, according to an NYPD spokesman said.
The perpetrators took nearly $800 from the register, ripped a chain off the neck of a 19-year-old female employee, and snatched the same employee’s wallet from her purse, police said.
HE ADMITS SHOOTING THAT BADLY INJURED VICTIM
A West Brighton resident, who police said shot and wounded another man near a playground and public school in his community last year, has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge.
Quamane Rogers, 23, shot the 29-year-old victim at about 10:45 p.m. on June 8, 2019, near the intersection of Broadway and Henderson Avenue, said police.