Arraignment of migrant suspect in shooting of 2 NYPD officers to take place at hospital bedside

On Wednesday morning, the individual accused of shooting two NYPD officers in Queens will face an arraignment from his hospital bed.

According to police, the individual has had previous encounters with law enforcement in other states.

At 10 a.m., Bernardo Raul Castro-Mata, who is 19 years old, will face an arraignment.

The Venezuelan migrant is currently being charged with multiple offenses, which include two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, and obstruction of governmental administration.

As the cameras of Eyewitness News rolled, an ambulance arrived to tend to a migrant who had entered the country through Eagle Pass, Texas just a year ago. The individual had been shot in the ankle during a chaotic situation where bullets were fired.

While tackling a robbery pattern in East Elmhurst, officers encountered an incident.

As the suspect on a scooter was heading in the wrong direction, law enforcement attempted to pull them over.

While on foot, the suspect reportedly fired shots at Officer Christopher Abreu, hitting him in the upper leg. Another officer, Richard Yarusso, was also hit, sustaining a graze on his stomach and a hit on his bulletproof vest.

During a recent appearance on Eyewitness News Mornings @ 10, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell and Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry discussed the recent crimes that have been taking place in New York City and the measures that the NYPD is taking to address them.

Mata, who is currently recuperating at a nearby hospital, is scheduled to appear via video for his arraignment at the courthouse at 10 a.m. today.

Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Caban, among others, are delivering a briefing on the shooting, keeping the public informed about the latest developments.

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