A suspect has been charged with firing right into a Staten Island hair salon two years in the past, wounding an harmless teen and lady however lacking the rival gang member he was aiming for, police mentioned Tuesday.
Eqwone Forbes, 24, is charged with tried homicide, assault and gun possession for the Aug. 25, 2021, shooting at Buosso African Hair Braiding on Victory Blvd. close to Montgomery Blvd. in Tompkinsville.
A 17-year-old woman was grazed within the head and a 35-year-old lady was shot within the buttocks. Each have been handled at Richmond College Medical Middle.
Dramatic video from contained in the salon launched by the NYPD exhibits the gunman standing outdoors, lifting his gun and firing, blowing out the plate glass window as prospects scrambled for canopy.
The gunman and a person with him ran off.
Lower than two hours later, Forbes was picked up on Jersey St. for an unrelated offense and located in possession of a gun, police mentioned.
He was convicted of tried gun possession and sentenced final Could to 2 years in jail.
Whereas behind bars, he was recognized because the salon shooter, with the case not too long ago offered to a grand jury, police mentioned. He was charged with the taking pictures after being indicted by the grand jury.
Police say Forbes is with the Authentic Stacks gang and was firing at a rival, a 23-year-old member of the Harbor Gang.