Armed Man in Wheelchair Fires Shots into Crowd on Madison Street

Posted on: December 6th, 2021 at 5:02 am by

An armed man in a wheelchair allegedly fired shots into a crowd of people outside a Lower East Side bodega Friday night, police said.

Leroy Mensah, 28, brandished a (stolen) 9mm gun outside the Stop 1 Deli on Madison Street and Rutgers Street shortly before 10:00pm on Friday. Officers on patrol reportedly chased down the suspect and made the arrest.

No one was harmed in the incident.

This intersection – just above the southerly entrance to the East Broadway subway station and doormat to the Rutgers Houses – has been problematic for years. Police even installed serious surveillance equipment on nearby lampposts as deterrence.

The officers who made the arrest later posed for a photo showing the confiscation of the firearm and its removal from the street.

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