The man accused of shooting 13-year-old Gama Droiville and a 24-year-old man was arraigned on a 12-count indictment Wednesday.
Kareem Potomont, 20, hands cuffed and clutching a Bible, pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He was held on $200,000 bail.
Potomont faces charges including attempted murder and assault for allegedly shooting Droiville and Eduardo Dolphy on Flatbush Avenue last month. Police have said Dolphy may have been the intended target of the shooting.
Droiville said that he forgives his assailant.
"Even [when] we asked Gama if he is sure about that, he said 'yes,'" said Droiville's uncle, Jimmy Marcel. "That's something coming from his heart. It's not [something] every adult can say. Gama is a model."
Potomont's lawyer said he has been the victim of bullying himself. His next court date is July 9.