The Manhattan D.A. has announced the indictment of three male suspects for an early January attempted armed robbery which led to a shooting on West 75th Street and a police chase in Riverside Park.
On the afternoon of January 6, the three men – Mark McFadden, 53, Oliver Richardson, 50, and Joseph Gallishaw, 50 – followed a man and his two-year old child in their car for several blocks.
They followed the victim to 75th Street between Columbus and Central Park West, at which point McFadden and Richardson drew their guns. This led to a struggle and McFadden’s gun was discharged.
The suspects fled but were soon spotted by police on the West Side Highway at West 106th Street.
When the cops tried to pull their car over, the suspects ran into Riverside Park. Gallishaw got arrested this point, while Richardson hid and McFadden ran up a flight of stairs before shooting at a police officer.
Police ended up arresting all three men, recovering three guns and clothing from the incident.
All three defendants are being charged with Attempted Robbery, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. McFadden is also being charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree and Attempted Aggravated Murder of a Police Officer.