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Devin Spraggins, 22, of Queens, was taken into custody at a home in the Bronx Thursday night, police say.
Police detained a suspect in the shooting of a rookie police officer on Wednesday.
The NYPD shared new information Friday about how they located him.
That 22-year-old suspect has no criminal record here in New York and is described by police as “transient,” known for moving to different places in New York and Georgia, residing here in Queens and the Bronx, where he was arrested. Thursday night.
Devin Spraggins Arrested and Charged
Devin Spraggins, 22, clearly upset, was escorted away by police. He is expected to face charges Friday for shooting 22-year-old rookie officer Brett Boller.
“We don’t know him. He, you know, we know he’s a transient from what he says. He jumps around. He has some connections to Poughkeepsie and Georgia, but no record in New York.” said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig.
With the help of social media, vehicle tracking and interviews, police were able to find Spraggins in the Bronx in less than 30 hours.
Dramatic cellphone video shows Boller, 22, being rushed by a police patrol car to Jamaica Hospital after the suspect shot him in the hip on Wednesday. Following this, police tracked down Spraggins in a parking lot, where a Lyft picked him up and eventually tracked him down in the Bronx at what is believed to be his other address.
He was peacefully detained at 9 p.m. Thursday, where he found a 9-millimeter pistol.
“Less than 30 hours after the shooting, he was tracked down in the Bronx and arrested. Now he will be held accountable,” New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters Friday morning.
“He is being charged with attempted murder of a police officer in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon, a loaded firearm in the second degree, and obstruction of government administration,” Essig said.
Boller has only been on the job for three months. Police say he was shot after the suspect got into a fight with another man on an MTA bus Wednesday.