Police cuffed one suspect and are seeking another who got into a beef with an 18-year-old man and fired a bullet at him in Midtown Manhattan on Friday afternoon.
Authorities said the incident happened at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the northeast corner of 9th Avenue and West 42nd Street.
Law enforcement sources reported that the 18-year-old male victim got into a “physical encounter” with a male suspect, whom the NYPD identified as Eric Raheem, 36. Raheem, who resides in Queens, was picked up Saturday and charged with assault and criminal possession of a firearm.
Seconds after the encounter occurred, cops said, a female suspect approached the 18-year-old, displayed a silver firearm and fired a shot at the teenager, which missed. Raheem then fled southbound on 9th Avenue, while the shooter fled toward 8th Avenue, police noted.
Officers from the Midtown South Precinct responded to the incident. Neither the victim nor anyone else was harmed by the shot, police reported.
Police said the female suspect, who’s still at large, has a dark complexion and a large build, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. She was observed wearing a blue hooded winter jacket, blue jeans and boots.
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.