In short the individual apprehended claims he was set up and in self defense he wrestled the gun away from his assailant.
From: Steve Shane
To: Roosevelt Island 360
To: Roosevelt Islander
To: Dick Lutz / The Main Street WIRE
Sent: Apr 15, 2009 11:17 AM
Subject: Shots Fired
Be advised that the apprehended person who fired the shots on Monday night/Tuesday morning has been released by NYPD. He established to their satisfaction that he was the victim of a setup/mugging from a location off Island and that he wrestled the weapon away from the other person involved in self defense, during which struggle the shots were fired and the window shattered.
Another example of why we all should not jump to conclusions.
Stephen H. Shane
President & CEO
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp.