A teenager suspected of shooting another teen in Freeport last month was arrested after visiting the victim in the hospital on New Year’s Day, Nassau County police said.

Gabriel Tavares allegedly shot the 17-year-old Albhert Corsino in the left calf and thigh near the corner of Guy Lombardo Avenue and Atlantic Avenue on the night of Dec. 12.

Officers who responded to the report of shots fired had stopped a car that was fleeing the scene. Police have said they found the victim suffering from two bullet wounds and a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the car.

They charged the driver, 22-year-old Alex Valerio-Fernandez, and the victim with criminal possession of a weapon.

Corsino, whose bail was set at $40,000, is listed in stable condition at Nassau University Medical Center.

After visiting Corsino, Tavares was charged with assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and defacing a weapon.

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Tavares’ bail was set at $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash during his initial court appearance at First District Court in Hempstead.

Valerio-Fernandez is free on $40,000 bond and is due back in court Friday. Corsino is scheduled to be back in court Jan. 10.

All three men are from Freeport. None had an attorney listed as representing them.


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