Suspect arrested in Kips Bay shooting

Straus Houses (Photo via Google Maps)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested a man last week for a shooting that took place in front of the Straus Houses on East 28th Street at the end of September.

Andres Taveras, 22, allegedly shot a 17-year-old boy around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26 in the courtyard at 224 East 28th Street.

He was arrested when he turned himself in to an officer who was patrolling near the scene of the crime last Friday at 1:50 a.m.

Police said that Taveras and the victim knew each other and the dispute may have stemmed from an argument about a woman. The victim was reportedly walking on East 28th Street with his father at the time of the incident. Police said that Taveras shot the teen in the leg, and he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition but survived the attack.

Taveras was charged with assault, weapons possession and menacing, and police said he was in possession of a handgun when he was arrested.


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