16-year-old arrested after 14-year-old grazed by bullet while boarding MTA bus

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest in a shooting that injured a 14-year-old boy as he got onto an MTA bus in Harlem in October.

A 16-year-old suspect was arrested Monday on charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Surveillance video showed the suspect opening fire on West 139th Street at 10 a.m. in the morning.

A bullet grazed the 14-year-old victim's head as he boarded the M1 bus.

Police believe he was the shooter's intended target.

Fortunately, his injuries were described as minor at the time.

The 39-year-old bus operator was directly behind where the shooting took place, but he was reportedly protected by the shield placed around the driver's seat.

A second round struck the windshield.

The bus operator was hospitalized for trauma and a minor injury to his left hand.

ALSO READ | Where are the most rats being spotted in New York City?
EMBED More News Videos

Neighborhoods across New York City are seeing an increase in rat and mice sightings.

* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More Manhattan news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Submit a News Tip
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.