A teenager has been arrested in the June Times Square shooting of a 21-year-old upstate Marine, according to two senior NYPD officials.
The 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday, but his identity was not released because he is a minor. The teen surrendered himself to police, and was charged as a juvenile with with assault in the first degree, two senior NYPD sources said. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
The shooting occurred on June 27, as Samuel Poulin was wounded while walking through Times Square with his family. He was shot in the back near the Marriott Marquis on Broadway around 5:15 p.m. Law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told NBC New York that he was with his wife, his sister and his brother-in-law when he was struck by a bullet that came from a fight between two men. A family member removed the bullet, that investigators said was not intended for Poulin, and handed it over to police. The Marine is expected to recover; no one else was hurt in the shooting.