DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The 16-year-old Queens boy shot to death last week on a busy Brooklyn corner outside Applebee's was killed in a revenge attack, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.
Armani Hankins, 16, was near the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb avenues at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 when Malik Peters, 17, opened fire and shot him in the head, neck and shoulders, police said. Hankins was pronounced dead at a Brooklyn hospital, police said.
Another victim was shot in the foot by a second gunman who has yet to be arrested, according to the criminal complaint. There were more than 15 people on the street at the time of the shooting, according to surveillance video.
Peters was arrested Friday and arraigned on charges of murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, attempted murder and other charges, according to court records.
He admitted he opened fire on Hankins and others in retaliation for an earlier incident, prosecutors said. Details of the earlier incident were not immediately available. Police sources initially described the altercation as gang-related.
Peters told investigators an accomplice handed him a gun before the shooting. That individual has yet to be arrested.
Peters is currently being held at Rikers Island without bail and is due back in court Thursday.