Teen migrant, 15, cries during arrest in NYC after shooting tourist in Times Square

21 days ago

New York City news, New York news.

A Venezuelan teen was shedding tears as he was being arrested for shooting a tourist in Times Square.

15-year-old Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa was busted in Yonkers Friday by US Marshals after a day-long manhunt.

The baby-faced migrant was described as a “very, very violent” individual after he “recklessly” fired a “very large” .45 caliber handgun in the city’s crowded hot spot hitting a woman in the leg.

NYPD Deputy Chief of Detectives Jason Savino said that the juvenile bandit fired at a security guard who had confiscated a coat he and two other individuals stole from a JD Sports Store.

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  • The bullet missed the security guard and struck Tatiele Riberio Lemos, a Brazilian tourist, at around 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

    Savino alleged the teen kept firing at least twice at officers chasing after him through a large crowd of shoppers. The suspect even fired blindly over his shoulder as he ran, Savino alleged.

    “Our shooter had no regard for anyone in the area, really as reckless as we’ve seen,” the official said adding that Rivas-Figueroa fired “without a thought for who he might hit or kill.”

    “It’s an actual miracle we’re not having a different conversation right now.”