Police have taken two people into custody following a shooting Tuesday night on Albermarle Road near Ocean Avenue.
According to the NYPD, plainclothes officers pulled over 26-year-old Bianca Blackford and 34-year-old Yasser Julio around 9:10pm Tuesday evening on Brooklyn Avenue and Winthrop Street in the 71st Precinct after noticing their vehicle had a broken tail light and North Carolina license plates.
Upon viewing a knife in the car’s glove compartment, Julio and Blackford were asked to exit the vehicle. Julio was frisked, revealing a .38 Caliber Rossi Interarms Revolver in his pocket. A further search turned up four bullets and a spent shell, as well as a plastic bag containing what police believe to be crack.
During the stop, it was determined that Julio and Blackford, as well as their white Mercedes Benz, matched the descriptions of the suspects and vehicle allegedly involved in the shooting on Albemarle, which had occurred about an hour previous. Cops now confirm that a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg, and that he is in stable condition.
Blackford, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the stop, has been charged with attempted murder, felony assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and no or insufficient tail lamps. Julio, who allegedly shot the victim on Albemarle, has been charged with attempted murder, felony assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal use of a firearm.