Identity of 15-year-old suspect in Times Square shooting of tourist revealed

Mocobizscene- A 15-year-old suspect, who allegedly shot a tourist in Times Square last week, has been identified and apprehended, according to six senior law enforcement officials.

Jesus Alejandro Rivas Figueroa, a Venezuelan teenager who was last seen residing at a migrant shelter in New York City’s Upper West Side, is now facing charges as an adult. Court documents reveal that he is being charged with two counts of attempted murder, as well as assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

On Thursday night, there was a shooting incident at a store in Times Square during an alleged shoplifting attempt. Figueroa, one of the individuals involved, is accused of firing a gun at a security guard who approached them at the entrance. However, his aim was off, and instead, he ended up hitting a bystander in the leg.

While fleeing, Figueroa is accused of firing two rounds at a police officer from the New York City Police Department on 47th Street in midtown Manhattan.

According to court documents, Figueroa went back to his residence where he and his mother quickly gathered their belongings and escaped the city. However, the authorities were able to apprehend him in Yonkers just one day later with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force.

The New York police are also seeking him in connection with an armed robbery that took place in the Bronx on January 27th. Additionally, he is wanted in relation to a shots-fired call in midtown, where the police found a shell casing.

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