A Staten Island shooter who opened fire on the police was captured while another is still on the loose after the Charleston shooting. Around 01:10 am today, police received two calls reporting shooting incidents, one at Androvette Street near a restaurant called DaddyO’s Barbeque and the other at the Arthur Kill road. In response to the calls, police arrived at the spot immediately in marked vehicles.
Edward Delatorre, the assistant chief of NYPD reported that near Andorvette and Kreischer Street, the police officers spotted two men. While one immediately fled to the woods, the other opened fire towards the officers with a 9 mm Glock 26. The shooter was struck several times as the officers returned fire. He took several bullets on his left leg and one might have struck his ballistic vest. The perpetrator was later identified as Patrick Allen, 24. He is currently in a stable condition at Staten Island University Hospital.
While searching for the second suspect around the area, the police recovered an AR-15 semi automatic rifle and several shells that might have been fired in that area. A large hunting knife was also recovered. State and local police ran a thorough search throughout the area while several NYPD helicopters kept flying overhead.
Several MTA employees were trapped in the Charleston Bus depot as the police locked down the place. The second suspect is believed to be a 25-year old white male who was last seen wearing a brown canvass jacket.
This has been the third shootout incident within last three days after police fatally shot two men in Brooklyn in separate incidents. The first shootout took place on Tuesday while the second on early Wednesday.