NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The NYPD on Tuesday arrested a Bronx man with a long rap sheet in the shooting of a 5-year-old boy on the street in Morrisania a day earlier.
Authorities charged Michael Quiles, 27, with attempted murder. He was involved in a dispute with two guys and fired several shots at them outside a building on Washington Avenue at about 5:15 p.m. Those men weren't hit, but a boy was hit once in the head, police said.
That boy had just finished celebrating his birthday at his father's apartment. His dad was walking him to a waiting car when the shots rang out, police said.
He is in extremely critical condition in the ICU at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.
Cops found Quiles in a building down the street. He has been arrested several times for drugs and weapons possession, sources told Fox 5.