By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police arrested a 36-year-old woman for allegedly attempting to kill a man in Kips Bay last weekend, injuring two people.
Shateka Whitfield allegedly fired a handgun at two people in front of 207 East 27th Street near Third Avenue on Friday, August 31 at 11:15 p.m. Police said that Whitfield shot a man in the chest, as well as a boy under the age of 17, who police said was not the intended target. One of the bullets reportedly grazed the boy’s knee, causing a minor injury.
Police said that the young victim whose knee was grazed by a bullet was taken to Bellevue Hospital but FDNY had no further information about the condition of either victim.
Whitfield was charged with murder, although police said that the victim was not killed, in addition to being charged with assault, weapons possession and reckless endangerment.
Police said that Whitfield and the two victims all know each other and that the two victims were related. Police did not provide further information about how Whitfield and the two victims are acquainted but noted that the incident was domestic.
Whitfield was arrested inside the 13th Precinct on Saturday, September 1 at 6 p.m. Information about Whitfield’s attorney was not available by T&V’s press time.