PORT RICHMOND — A Staten Island teen who sued the city in 2007 after two NYPD cops dumped him in a swamp had another run-in with the law last week when he was arrested for shooting a man in the leg, the District Attorney’s office said.
Rayshawn Moreno, 19, of Mariners Harbor, allegedly shot a 24-year-old man at least twice in the left leg outside 76 Treadwell Ave. in Port Richmond about 2 p.m. on July 17, court papers and police said. Moreno then fled the scene by car with another man, who hasn't been arrested yet, court papers said.
The victim was taken to Richmond County University Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, cops said.
Moreno was arrested on Friday and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon at his arraignment on Saturday, court papers said.
On Halloween in 2007, when Moreno was 14, two NYPD cops punished Moreno by dumping him into marshland in Bloomfield without his shoes or shirt after they caught him throwing eggs at cars, the Daily News reported.
Moreno was awarded $140,000 by the city and $5,000 from both officers, Richard Danese and Thomas Elliassen, the News said.
Since the incident, Moreno was arrested several times, including in March 2012, when he was arrested for shooting somebody in the leg after a party in West Brighton, the Staten Island Advance reported.
Moreno’s currently being held on $100,000 bail and is due back in court on Wednesday, a spokesman for the DA said.