Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Jeffrey Morel was arraigned on attempted murder and other charges in connection with a shooting in Far Rockaway that sent bullets flying into a nearby yeshivah and parked cars.
If convicted of the attempted murder charge, Morel faces up to 25 years in prison.
According to the charges:
- Video surveillance footage showed that on Monday, May 1, between approximately 6:54 a.m. and 7:05 a.m., a man entered an apartment building at 9-10 Dinsmore Avenue, approached Morel, and pointed what looked like a gun at him. Morel was then seen leaving the building and running into the intersection of Dinsmore Avenue and Beach 9th Street near the Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok yeshiva.
- The second man was captured on video leaving the building and entering the intersection. Morel pointed a gun at him and fired multiple shots. The target can be seen pointing what appeared to be a gun at Morel.
- Two bullet holes were later found in a window at the school.
- Police found bullet fragments and one fired bullet inside the school, as well as a bullet fragment on the ground in front of the window.