She did the right thing.
A mother who saw her 13-year-old son on a NYPD wanted poster for an assault at a playground in Bronx turned him over to the police.
The teenager, whose name was not released because of his young age, is accused of shooting another 13-year-old boy in the knee in a HuntsPoint Playground over a fight on Snapchat.
The suspect was charged with attempted murder, 3 counts of assault and harassment.
He was released back to his mother.
The victim is currently in a hospital and is in a stable condition, however, the boy has been uncooperative with the police.
The suspect of the mother saw her son with a gun in a 27 video clip that was posted on the Crime Stoppers Twitter Page on Sunday.
The tweet was shared with the caption:
WANTED Police cars for an Assault inside Hunts Point Playground (704 Hunts Point Avenue) #huntspoint #bronx On 10/07/21 @ 5:37 PM Reward up to $3500 Seen them? Know who they are? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #yourcityyourcall.
A second suspect that was wearing a red shirt is also seen in the video, however, they are still on the run.
A witness told investigators that the other boy gave the gun to the accused shooter.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea spoke about the rise in gun violence in the Bronx.
During an interview with PIX 11, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said:
You just shake your head. It’s terrible all the way around. A 13-year-old was arrested yesterday … We have to do better as a society. What do you do with a 13-year-old in this circumstance? There is no right answer. The courts will figure it out and you hope. You feel for the victim, but you also think about the side of the family of with the 13-year-old that pulled the trigger here. There are no winners. And that’s the message. There are no winners with gun violence, so we all have to do more to make sure these incidents go on a steep, steep, rapid decline.
The 13-year-old suspect was charged as a minor in a family court versus as an adult.
The authorities did not reveal any other information about the incident.