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Source: Man shot in Stapleton is gang member with 39 prior arrests

Wed, August 24, 2016 1:39 PM | NYGIA (Administrator)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A man who was shot and wounded early on Tuesday morning in Stapleton is a gang member with 39 arrests to his record, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

The 32-year-old man -- who likely was shot a few blocks away on Broad Street and then went to Tessa Court -- has a gunshot wound to the thigh and is in stable condition at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, an NYPD spokesman said.

The man is on parole until 2020 and has 39 arrests -- most of them sealed -- dating back to 1999, the source told the Advance. 

"He is very well known to the department," said the source about the man's interactions with the NYPD.

Police have made no arrests in the shooting and have no description of the suspect or suspects, said a police spokesman. The victim isn't cooperating with police in their investigation.

Officers initially responded at about 12:22 a.m. Tuesday on Tessa Court. The man's age was originally posted as 22-years-old.

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