Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WANTED: Gerald Spears for Shooting of 12-Year-Old at Union and Utica (71st Precinct)

UPDATE 5/23:  Gerald Spears has been arrested and charged with Felony Assault, Reckless Endangerment and CPW (firearm) in regard to the following incident.

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts of Gerald Spears, who is wanted in connection with an Assault/Shooting in the confines of the 71 pct. The Circumstances are as follows:

On Monday, May 21, 2012 at approximately 1930 hours, Police responded to a 911 call of persons shot inside of 298 Utica Avenue within the confines of the 71 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a M/B/12 with a gunshot wound to the leg and a M/B/34 with a graze wound to the arm. EMS also responded to the location and transported the victims to Kings County Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition. A M/B/45 was arrested at the scene and a .9mm handgun was recovered from the scene. A second suspect, M/B/23, fled location prior to arrival of Police. The investigation is ongoing.

The following individual has been arrested and charged in regards to the above listed incident:

Kenneth Meeks, M/B/45
60 East 93 Street

Criminal Possession of a Weapon - Firearm
Reckless Endangerment

The second suspect Gerald Spears is described as a M/B/23, 5'05 in height, 180lbs, with short black hair

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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