By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 4:05PM / Updated 10:53PM
24yr old Tyrell Simms was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital after he was accidentally shot in the head by his 46yr old accomplice when both men attempted to rob a 38yr old man outside of the New York City Housing Authority South Jamaica Houses Complex at 106-06 160th Street in Queens.
Simms, who authorities said lives in Brooklyn, and his cohort were committing the brazen act in broad daylight, at about 1:13PM, but their dastardly actions did not work out in their favor.
NYPD Officers were quickly on scene and gave chase to the fleeing 46yr old accomplice, nabbing him just a few blocks away.
A black semi automatic handgun, with its’ serial number clearly visible, was recovered by Cops just half a block away from the shooting. The 38yr old man who was targeted by the pair managed to escape the ordeal without any injuries.
According to the NYPD, charges are expected to be laid against the arrested accomplice.
A Staten Island woman, identified by authorities as Lori Gjenashaj, was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center on the Island with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, after she was shot by Cops in a scene like out of the movies.
The madness started when Lori drove to 767 Nugent Avenue within the confines of the 122nd Precinct and fired off shots from a revolver. Cops were called but Lori took off in a black 2018 GMC Acadia with a man in the passenger seat just before they arrived.
One of the responding Police units spotted the SUV heading north on Hylan Boulevard near Hunter Avenue a few blocks away but she refused to stop. The chase was on. During a brief stop of the SUV on Hylan Boulevard near Clove Road, Officers managed to remove the male passenger and take him into custody, but Lori took off again. The gun was not recovered at that time.
Officers in the surrounding Precincts were put on alert for the SUV. Officers from the 120th Precinct then spotted Lori inside the SUV near 166 Highland Avenue and moved in to make the arrest. According to authorities, Lori then brandished the gun at the Officers, causing them to open fire. Authorities stated that two Officers fired a total of five shots, striking her once in the shoulder. Both Officers were taken to Staten Island University Hospital North as a precaution. The Investigation into this crazy incident continues.
A man who reportedly fired a gun at his girlfriend during an argument was taken into custody without incident after an hours long standoff with Cops inside of 395 Bainbridge Street in Brooklyn. A woman was also removed in handcuffs, but it is not clear what role she might have played.