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Man Who Shot At Luxury Manhattan Apartment Surrenders To Cops

The 22-year-old says he meant to fire into the East River, not at the 50-story apartment complex he hit instead.

By Ethan Harfenist

The man alleged to have fired shots at an Upper East Side high-rise from across the East River turned himself in early Friday morning, police said.

Farris Koroma, 22, from Roosevelt Island, made his way into the NYPD’s 114th precinct in Astoria, Queens, at around 2 a.m., according to NBC News. He has been charged with two counts each of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief, according to the NYPD.

Koroma was allegedly one of the two people caught on surveillance footage released publicly by cops earlier in the week. The video shows man and a woman walking along the water on Roosevelt Island.

Koroma allegedly squeezed off at least two rounds a firearm twice—last Thursday around 11:30 p.m. and Saturday around 1 a.m. — and hit a building on East 72nd St., according to ABC News. No injuries were reported, police said, adding that Koroma meant to fire into the water but hit the apartment complex instead.

“It’s definitely scary. My apartment faces the way where the bullets came in,” Tara Coughlin, a resident of One East River Place, the 50-story glass complex that was shot at, told NBC News. “It’s alarmed the building a lot and people are freaking out.”

Cops had offered a $2,500 reward for information about the person taking target practice on luxury high-rise, Fox 5 NY reported. While police initially asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the woman present in the surveillance footage, officials have since said she is not facing charges and is being treated only as a witness.

[Photo: NYPD]

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