The suspect in the Dec. 3 shooting of a livery driver in Queens was arrested Tuesday morning in an apartment in Buffalo, the police said.
The suspect, Shawn Peace, 22, was identified shortly after the shooting that left the driver, Trevor Bell, 53, hospitalized with wounds from three gunshots to his legs and from a bullet lodged in his neck.
In an interview last week, Mr. Bell said Mr. Peace pulled a pistol after a short ride to a cul-de-sac in South Ozone Park, demanded money and the car, and opened fire before Mr. Bell could comply. Clear, close-up footage of the shooting, taken from Mr. Bell’s camera in his car, allowed the authorities to identify the suspect. Mr. Bell was carrying only $28, which was untouched.
Mr. Peace was arrested around 8 a.m. by New York City police officers at an apartment at 507 Niagara Street, the police said. He will be charged with attempted murder and robbery, the police said.
A tipster recognized Mr. Peace from the camera’s footage, the police said.
Mr. Bell’s son, Trevor Bell Jr., 25, shouted with elation when a reporter told him the news Tuesday afternoon.
“Buffalo? Wow,” he said. “I want to thank the person who gave him up. Thank God they found him.” His father had said he was very worried about being discharged from Jamaica Hospital Center, where he has spent the last month, with the suspect still at large.
“He’s going to be happier about going home,” his son said.
Mr. Bell did not yet know about the arrest as of 1:30 p.m., as visiting hours do not begin until 4 p.m., his daughter said.
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