STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Mariners Harbor man trying to take money from an acquaintance fired a bullet just a few inches away from the man, blasting a hole in a nearby window, police allege.
Eric Hemphill, 20, of Holland Avenue confronted his victim in a
7th-floor hallway at 35 Holland Ave., part of the Arlington Terrace
Apartments complex in Mariners Harbor, at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
me my money,” Hemphill told the man, grabbing him, according to police.
They struggled, and the victim broke free and ran off, but as he ran,
“he did hear a shot behind him and observed a bullet hole in the window
near where he was standing,” according to court papers.
arrested Hemphill on Friday, charging him with two counts of
first-degree attempted robbery, first-and second-degree attempted
assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal
He’s being held on $15,500 cash or $30,500 bond, until his next appearance in Stapleton Criminal Court on Thursday.