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Teen Shot in Gang Assault Incident

By H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.  Nov. 22, 2011 11:30a

An eighteen-year-old was shot recently when gunfire rang out during a confrontation between two groups of teens outside a popular youth center and school. The young man who was later shot, K.T., was on his way to play some basketball with some friends at a local youth center. He and his friends were approached by a group of teens around 5pm and the situation became heated. A police officer arrived on the scene and seemed to dissipate the tense confrontation. K.T. and his friends continued on to their destination. A few minutes later as the group was nearly at the school's gym, they were again confronted by the other group of teens whose number had now increased to fifteen individuals. One of the opposing group members produced a gun and opened fire. K.T. was hit by a bullet in the shoulder while he attempted to escape the scene. He was taken to a local hospital where he was in stable condition.

No immediate arrests were made and authorities have not issued any statement as to whether or not this was an organized gang attack. In such incidents, however, it is not uncommon for charges of "gang assault" to be brought against individuals involved. If you, a family member or other loved one has been charged with a crime in the New York City area, a New York City criminal defense lawyer may be able to help. Feel free to call H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. at any time with your questions.

About Gang Assault Charges

The criminal offense of "gang assault" can be brought against those not part of an organized criminal gang. This charge can be applied in any instance where two or more individuals are alleged to have acted together to assault and injure another individual. In cases where there is serious physical injury to another person, felony charges may be brought against the defendant. This could mean up to twenty-five years imprisonment.

It is vital that you have a skilled, professional defense attorney on your side when facing any criminal charges. We take each and every client's case very seriously and work aggressively to put up a strong defense on his or her behalf. You deserve to have someone on your side fighting for your rights!

Contact a New York City criminal defense lawyer immediately if you or someone you care about has been charged with this crime. We may be able to get the charges dropped or reduced.

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