Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on Attempted Murder and additional charges for a shooting that wounded a woman as she pushed her two-year-old daughter in a stroller in the Marble Hill neighborhood.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant acted recklessly with indifference to life when he fired a gun on a Bronx street. The bullet did not strike his target; instead it struck a woman who was pushing her two-year-old daughter in a stroller. No person, let alone a mother and her child, should have to fear gunfire while walking down the street.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Cody Ball, 27, of West 225th Street, the Bronx, was arraigned today before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Efrain Alvarado on Attempted Murder in the second-degree, Attempted Assault in the first-degree, two charges of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, first-degree Reckless Endangerment, second-degree Assault, Attempted Assault in the second-degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, second-degree Reckless Endangerment, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, third-degree Assault, fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of Ammunition. The defendant is due back in court on March 18, 2022.
According to the investigation, on November 4, 2021, Ball allegedly fired one gunshot after getting into a dispute with another man. That bullet struck the victim as she walked down West 225th Street. The bullet struck her in the leg.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Paul Sullivan of the 50th Precinct Squad for his work on the case.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.