Suspect sought for shooting man in face on Lower East Side

NYPD officers investigate a shooting at 15 St. James Place.
Photo by Dean Moses

A 34-year-old man was shot in the face after a dispute on the Lower East Side of Manhattan Thursday night, according to police.

At approximately 9:36 pm, officers from the 5th Precinct responded to a report of shots fired within the Alfred Smith Houses property at 15 St. James Place.

Arriving on the scene, the officers discovered that a man had been shot after an altercation. The bullet grazed the victim’s mouth, leaving him wounded.

Cops said he was later transported by private means to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and listed in stable condition.

Officers taped off the area to search for evidence. (Photo by Dean Moses)

Police taped off the area and canvassed the walkways surrounding the New York City Housing complex for bullet casings. Additionally, NYPD cruisers could be observed circling the Two Bridges district for nearly two hours after the shots were discharged.

Law enforcement sources described the shooter as a Black man in his 30s wearing dark clothing, who was last seen fleeing on foot.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

NYPD canvassed the area in search the suspect who fled the scene on foot. (Photo by Dean Moses)

Anyone with information in regard to this or any of the other shootings is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @nypdtips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.