On Tuesday January 8, the 114th Precinct posted a photo on their Facebook page of a gun, bullets, bags of marijuana and cash. These items were the fruits of a search executed that day at 540 Main Street and 625 Main Street. The gun is now believed, pending ballistics testing, by the New York Police Department (NYPD) to be the one used by Farris Koroma this summer when he took aim at a luxury building across the river at One East River Place.
"A collaboration of hard work and relentless follow-up between the 114th Precinct and the 1st Precinct resulted in the recovery of this loaded weapon and other contraband from Roosevelt Island. #OneLessGun #itswhatwedo #NYPDprotecting #FieldIntelligence #teamwork" The 114th Precinct's caption for this photo on their Facebook page
The 22 -year old Island resident surrendered to authorities at the 114th Precinct in northwest Queens, at about 2am on August 24 with an attorney present. He was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief. At the time, no gun was found.
According to the NYPD, the search warrants were a result of new intelligence.
The Daily News reported that Koroma has been arrested 10 previous times on charges that include robbery, grand larceny and marijuana possession in the city and upstate but that all records are sealed. He goes back to court at the end of February.