Thomas Dunikowski, 30, was arrested and slapped with a host of charges for unleashing the crazy fusillade in Marine Park shortly before midnight Sunday. a hair-trigger temper wounded two boys when he opened fire with a hunting rifle on a group of teens who refused to stop hanging out outside his home. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
A Brooklyn man with a hair-trigger temper wounded two boys when he opened fire with a hunting rifle on a group of teens who refused to stop hanging out outside his home, police said Sunday.
Thomas Dunikowski, 30, was arrested and slapped with a host of charges for unleashing the crazy fusillade in Marine Park shortly before midnight Sunday, police said.
A bullet sliced through the neck of a 17-year-old, and fragments from other rounds hit a 14-year-old boy, tearing into his left thigh and one of his arms, police said.
Both were hospitalized and expected to survive, police said.
The teens were rambunctious and making a terrible racket as they hung out on the stoop outside Dunikowski’s home on Stuart St. about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Dunikowski initially told them to scram, but they ignored his warning – and he didn’t take it lightly, police said.
Incensed, Dunikowski went inside his home, fetched his semi-automatic hunting rifle and loaded it. He opened a second-floor window, took aim and began firing as if it were target practice, police said.
Dunikowski, who has a prior arrest record for domestic incidents, was busted a short time later at his home. He didn’t go quietly – leading officers to charge him with resisting arrest, police said.
He was also booked on counts of assault, intent to cause serious injury with a weapon, unlawful use of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment, police said. He was awaiting arraignment early Sunday afternoon.
The 17-year-old victim was initially treated at a Brooklyn hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Manhattan, where he was in stable condition, police said.
The 14-year-old took himself to Maimondies Medical Center in Brooklyn. He was also in stable condition Sunday.