BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A Baltimore man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for a 2014 shooting that hurt three people in Brooklyn, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Cush Wright-El, 27, opened fire at Pulaski Street and Stuyvesant Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant in October 2014, striking William Mayo, 57, and his 16-year-old nephew Kayshawn Mayo while they were playing chess, prosecutors said.
The elder victim was hit in the ankle and his nephew was struck in the shoulder and back, with a bullet grazing his head, according to officials.
Wright-El kept firing as he ran down the street, prosecutors said, striking bystander Judith Daniels, 61, in her right leg, foot and left calf.
Wright-El, who officials said declined legal counsel and represented himself during the jury trial, was convicted in April of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, among other charges.
“It is truly remarkable that more innocent people weren't injured or even killed when this defendant pulled out a gun and callously fired nine shots, in broad daylight, in a residential area,” Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson said in a statement.
“He deserves to spend a very long time behind bars for his outrageous and criminal behavior.”