Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday suspected of shooting a teenager two years younger in Ridgewood earlier this month.
Tommy Gomez, of 81-04 78th Ave. in Glendale, and four other men approached a 17-year-old near the corner of Cypress Avenue and Bleeker Street Sept. 9 at around 11:15 p.m., the NYPD said.
Gomez allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot the teen in the stomach once before fleeing the scene and entering 17-03 Himrod St. three blocks away, the NYPD said.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and was listed in stable condition, the NYPD said.
Cops rounded up the other four men who were allegedly at the scene, but could not locate Gomez.
The NYPD released a photo of Gomez last Thursday.
A day later, police located him in the 113th Precinct, at the residence of one of the alleged accomplices who had already been arrested.
He was charged with attempted murder, gang assault and possession of a weapon, police said.
Reach reporter Joe Anuta by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4566.
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