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No bail for teen brothers who shoot off-duty NYPD housing cop

By 02/13/2022 1:19 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The Manhattan Criminal Court has refused to grant bail to two teen brothers for shooting an off-duty police officer who was attending a memorial service in West Harlem.

On Saturday, the court ruled that Paris Francis, 17, and Prince Francis, 16, of Manhattanville, should stay behind hard to face their criminal charges after their arrest on Thursday.

The two are facing charges of attempted murder, assault, and weapons possession.

The prosecutors said Paris Francis is alleged to be the triggerman in the Feb. 5 shooting of veteran police officer Robert Manley.

Based on the indictment sheet, Manley, an off-duty NYPD housing cop, was shot in the foot about 4:30 p.m. after he attended a memorial service for a community member at the Manhattanville Houses in West Harlem.

The prosecutors added that the Francis brothers were caught on video in the area of the shooting and the footage shows Paris, dressed in a black jacket with a Canada Goose logo on the left arm, with the gun.

Sources said Paris Francis has at least two prior arrests, including one for a Jan. 6 robbery in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, it was learned that Prince Francis is a robbery recidivist whose rap sheet goes back to 2019 and includes at least four arrests.

Prince Paris was arrested in October, in Morningside Heights for allegedly firing a defaced .40-caliber pistol with a high-capacity magazine into a crowd.

For his crime, he was charged as a juvenile offender in that incident, which occurred in front of 1345 Amsterdam Ave. near Columbia University.

According to reports, the gunshots injured a 21-year-old who was hit in the left leg below the knee; the victim happened to be walking northbound on Amsterdam Avenue when the shots rang out.

The prosecutors said Prince Francis was indicted in November in the incident and released on bail with restrictions, which he never followed.


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