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Jamaica teen charged in shooting after Cardozo High School game

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Shakey Foster, 18, of 168-37 118th Rd., was arraigned on charges of attempted murder, assault, and two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon after police arrested him near his Jamaica home on Jan. 18, according the Queens district attorney's office and police from the 111th Precinct.The shooting took place around 6 p.m. near Springfield Boulevard and 59th Avenue, one block from Cardozo, after a basketball game between Cardozo and Jamaica High School.According to the criminal complaint, a police officer saw Foster point a gun at the victim and fire several times. One shot hit the victim in the chest and exited through his back, and the shooter fled, the complaint said.An officer and a detective chased the man, but he got away, according to prosecutors. Police, who were in the area because of the basketball game, recovered a .38 caliber silver revolver from the ground in the direction that the shooter fled, according to the complaint.The victim, a 17-year-old Jamaica High School student, was taken to North Shore University Hospital, police said. He suffered a punctured lung, according to the complaint, and police described his injuries as non-life-threatening. He was listed in stable condition last week.Foster was arrested after a joint investigation by police from the 111th and the 113th precincts. He was also arrested in connection with a burglary in the 113th Precinct, which covers south Jamaica, police said, and he has a prior arrest history. He was held without bail, and his next court date is Feb. 2. Reached by phone, Foster's attorney declined to comment.Police and school officials said several high schools in Queens have decided to restrict attendance at basketball games to students from the home team's school.Police said the shooting appeared to be a dispute between two people and there was no indication that it was gang-related.Reach reporter John Tozzi by e-mail at news@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300 Ext. 188.

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