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Crown Heights man sentenced to 10 years after pleading guilty to shooting innocent bystanders

Shooting left 11-year-old boy paralyzed

August 19, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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A Brooklyn man on Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for opening fire on a crowded Crown Heights street and striking an 11-year-old boy in the chest, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, as well as striking a 31-year-old man in the knee.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “Two innocent people were shot by this defendant who opened fire on a crowded street endangering those going about their everyday lives. A young boy was left paralyzed. There is no place for this type of gun violence on the streets of Brooklyn, and I am committed to keeping shooters such as this defendant out of our communities.”

Gonzalez identified the defendant as Angel Eaddy, 30, of Crown Heights. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and first-degree attempted murder on June 22, 2021 before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun, who promised him a 10-year sentence and five years of post-release supervision in exchange for his guilty plea. The judge imposed the sentence on Tuesday.

According to the investigation, on June 20, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m., on Schenectady Avenue near St. Johns Place, Eaddy fired a handgun six times, striking an 11-year-old boy in the chest, paralyzing him, and striking a 31-year-old man in the knee. The shooting was captured on surveillance video.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

The defendant, a reputed gang member, was firing at a rival gang member when he struck the innocent bystanders.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Lana Schlesinger of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Leila Rosini, deputy chief of the District Attorney’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Timothy Gough, bureau chief

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