A 30-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after opening fire in a shooting that left an 11-year-old boy paralyzed from the waist down and a 30-year-old man shot in the knee.
Angel Eaddy, of Crown Heights, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault and first-degree attempted murder in exchange for a sentence of 10 years with five years of post-release supervision, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
“Two innocent people were shot by this defendant who opened fire on a crowded street endangering those going about their everyday lives. A young boy was left paralyzed,” Gonzalez said.
“There is no place for this type of gun violence on the streets of Brooklyn and I am committed to keeping shooters such as this defendant out of our communities.”
According to the investigation, around 7:00pm on June 20, 2019, Eaddy fired a handgun six times on Schenectady Avenue, near St. Johns Place, striking an 11-year-old boy in the chest, paralyzing him, and striking a 31-year-old man in the knee. The shooting was captured on surveillance video.
Gonzalez said the investigation found Eaddy was a reputed gang member and was firing at a rival gang member when he struck the innocent bystanders.
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