Police arrested a 19-year-old suspect named Iloune Driver in connection with Thursday’s bloody Brighton Beach shooting that left one dead and four wounded. Authorities say they’re still on the hunt for a second suspect.
Driver has been charged with second-degree murder and assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.
Tysha Jones, a 16-year-old bystander, was shot dead Thursday after a bullet struck her under the left arm. Four others were also injured as bullets flew wildly on the Riegelmann Boardwalk near Brighton 6th Street, including a patron at Tatiana Restaurant.
According to the New York Post:
Cops said there had been a scuffle in which one youth was hit over the head with a bottle and another was struck with a beach umbrella as hundreds of teens gathered.
As tempers cooled, one of the young men joined three friends — including Jones, of East Harlem — on a boardwalk railing. Two other pals stood nearby.
Two thugs then strode onto the boardwalk and opened fire. Cops said it was unclear whom they were aiming at.
Other media outlets say the person was hit with a bottle, not a beach umbrella. They’re also reporting that it is not believed to be gang related
Police recovered five .380-caliber shells at the scene of the shootout.
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(Brighton Beach shooting: View photos of the scene, as police canvassed the area.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: View a video from a restaurant patron taken moments after the shooting.)
(Brighton Beach shooting: Two more graphic videos.)