Teenager Arrested for Times Square Shooting: Details Revealed


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A 15-year-old teenager who was wanted by police in New York after a shooting inside a sports store in Times Square, wounding a tourist, was arrested on Friday. The minor, identified as Jesús Alejandro Rivas, was found in a home in Yonkers where he was with his mother. Police said three men tried to steal merchandise inside the store and two of them were caught. That’s when Jesus allegedly pulled out his gun and fired a shot, wounding a woman in the leg. Then he fled and while trying to escape, he shot at the officers who were following him.

The minor is also being investigated for two more cases. The first occurred in January when a person was reported shooting in the street. Local reports indicated that Jesús tried to flee the city with his mother, for which he was detained without bail because authorities believe he could flee again. Prosecutors asked the judge to send the teenager to prison without bail because “he has significant ties outside the United States” and has only been here “for a short time.” Jesús was charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault, attempted assault and two counts of criminal possession of a gun, police said. The minor was charged as an adult, but will be sent to a juvenile center due to his age, authorities said.

The MTA put new trains into operation on the subway they have a particular feature: open corridors to connect the cars and wider entrances. At an event held on Thursday, the new cars were put into operation in Manhattan. They will operate on the C Line that runs between Washington Heights and the East New York terminal. The authorities explained that these are the first cars with open aisles that operate in the subway system. This will allow passengers to walk between trains and will also allow the integrated security cameras to function better. In the first stage, there will be 20 cars that were put into operation. R211 cars feature 58-inch-wide doors, eight inches wider than regular trains. In addition, it was reported about the installation of 1,000 new security cameras. In total, the MTA has approximately 15,000 cameras at all 472 stations.

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