Michael Lopez Wiki – Michael Lopez Bio
Michael Lopez is a suspect of NYC Sidewalk Shooting, who seen on video shooting another man, who used two children as shields, is now in custody.
Lopez with a gang affiliation to the “Make it Happen Boyz” and five prior arrests, including one for attempted murder.
He is 27 years old.
NYC Sidewalk Shooting
The brazen shooting was caught on camera last Thursday on Sheridan Avenue near East 172nd in the Mount Eden neighbourhood.
Surveillance video shows the 24-year-old victim dive onto the sidewalk, knocking over two children walking by, as the masked gunman opens fire.
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The children — a 13- and 5-year-old sister and brother who were just steps away from their home — somehow avoided being shot as the gunman opened fire on his intended target, a gang member, according to police. The target scrambled to escape the gunfire, falling on top of the kids as the hitman fired off a dozen rounds.
The victim was struck in the leg and back and was taken to a nearby hospital, police said. He’s expected to survive. Amazingly, the two children were not struck by any of the bullets and were physically unharmed. But their parents say the harrowing ordeal has taken a psychological toll.
Lopez, 27, was arrested on several charges relating to the violent shooting last Thursday, including attempted murder and reckless endangerment, two NYPD officials said.
The sources say Lopez has been arrested five times before, once for attempted murder, and is affiliated with a local gang. He’s expected to face a judge Friday.
Victims Family Statement
The video shows a man in red running for his life down the sidewalk. Terrified bystanders duck for cover, and the man topples over two young children. The masked gunman then suddenly appears and shoots the man at close range.
“We are nervous. We are frightened. This has been a tough time. We want children to feel secure because they are the future,” their mother told CBS New York through a translator. “We are human beings. We don’t want another mother to suffer what we are suffering.”
The children were invited to a Yankee game shortly after the shooting, and the NYPD held a block party in the neighbourhood Thursday.