Police busted the man whose stray bullet struck an 8-year-old girl in the head as she sat in the back of a stopped van, authorities said.
Jermaine Larmon, 27, was busted on Monday night, just hours after he allegedly struck the young girl as she was sitting in a white Ford passenger van that had pulled up to a red light on East 83rd Street in Canarsie on Monday around 5:35 p.m., police said.
Larmon was involved in an argument in front of a nearby Popeye’s chicken restaurant when he allegedly pulled out a gun and “fired an unknown number of rounds,” said Deputy Inspector Frank Giordano.
One of the bullets hit the girl “as she sat in the rear driver’s side of the van,” Giordano said at a press briefing after the incident. “There were other kids inside of the van, as well.”
The child was taken to Brookdale Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Larmon was taken into custody at Kings County Hospital, where he was being treated for an unrelated injury, after witnesses recognized him and called police, authorities said.
He is charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a firearm. He is expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday.
This is Larmon’s first arrest.