Suspect Arrested in High-Rise Shooting

Photo Credit: Alice Stockton-Rossini

A suspect has turned himself into police in connection with the shooting at a luxury high-rise on the Upper East Side.

Farris Koroma, 22, surrendered early Friday morning at the 114th precinct in Queens.  He is expected to be arraigned on multiple charges, including criminal possession of a weapon.

Koroma reportedly lives on Roosevelt Island, but people in the area said they didn't know him.

"Everybody knows each other here," one resident told WOR's Alice Stockton-Rossini.  "I don't know if he was from here, I haven't seen him, I don't know."

Shots hit a 14th floor apartment at One East Side Place one week ago.  About 24 hours later, additional gunfire hit a 32nd floor apartment.  Nobody was injured.

Police believed the shots were fired from across the East River on Roosevelt Island.

A picture taken from Roosevelt Island shows a clear view across the water at the building that was struck.  Plywood is still visible in windows of the two apartments that were struck by bullets.

"You've got foolish individuals.  That was a foolish move he did.  Stupidity.  I don't tolerate stupidity," a man said.

Earlier this week, police released surveillance video of a man and woman they said they were looking for.

The motive is unclear.

"I thought it was some kid probably being an idiot," one man said.

Photo Credit:  Alice Stockton-Rossini

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