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Police Charge Bronx Teenager in Bryant Park Shooting

Police Charge Bronx Teenager in Bryant Park Shooting

Police have charged 16-year-old Corey Dunton with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in the Bryant Park ice rink shooting that left two injured, according to the New York Post. The shooting that occurred late Saturday night left Javier Contreras, 20, and Adonis Mera, 14, injured.

Contreras, who was shot in the hand and hip, is believed to have been the shooter's target. Mera, an innocent bystander, was shot in the back and now he may never walk again. The shooting may have been prompted over an argument over a jacket.

The NY Post reports that police arrested Dunton after a standoff outside his mother's Bronx apartment. While the standoff was going on, Dunton was allegedly posting to his Facebook page.

“FEDS AT MY DOOR IM GOIN OUT WITH A BANG!!!!!!! TAKE MY SOUL,’’ Dunton allegedly wrote on his Facebook page as police were outside his apartment, according to the NY Post. “LOVE ALL MY REAL N- - -AS ALL MY REAL SHORTYS FEDS TRIEN KICK DOWN MY DOOR ITS OVER WERE DO I GO FROM HEREEEEE MANNNNN DO I END MY LIFE IDK WAT TO DO I F- - KED UP,’’ Dunton wrote went on to write about an hour later. “THESE N- - -AS GUNNA HAVE TO TAKE ME OUT TAKE MY LIFE THESE N- - -AS BEEN BANGIN FOR LIKE A F- -KIN HOUR I AINT GOIN TO JAIL I REATHER TAKE MY LIFE!!”

Dunton eventually surrendered to police.

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