What to Know

  • Police say the person suspected of being the mystery shooter and aiming at a luxury Upper East Side apartment building has turned himself in[hhmc]

  • The gunfire was coming from across the East River on Roosevelt Island, and officials were investigating the fired shots for about a week[hhmc]

  • One resident of One East River Place found a bullet fragment in their 14-floor room while a woman found a hole in her 32nd-floor window[hhmc]

Cops say the man suspected of taking aim at a luxury Upper East Side apartment building from across the East River on Roosevelt Island has turned himself in.

Farris Koroma, 22, of Roosevelt Island, walked into the 114th NYPD precinct in Astoria around 2 a.m. Friday with an attorney, police said. He is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, according to the NYPD.

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It comes just hours after News 4 learned from law enforcement sources that the NYPD was closing in on the accused shooter.

A $2,500 reward was being offered for tips leading authorities to the unknown gunman.

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Cops have been trying to track down the person responsible for sending bullets whizzing into two separate apartments of One East River Place, a ritzy, 50-story glass rental that overlooks the river. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted surveillance video Wednesday of the two people who may know something about the shootings. Police said early Friday the man in the video is Koroma, but the woman isn't being sought because they said she is a witness.

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Officials say they are looking into at least two different shootings that left windows shattered and a bullet fragment on the floor of somebodys living room within the swanky apartment building, which has some units going for as much as $7,800.

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Investigators say the first shooting happened sometime last Thursday overnight into Friday morning. They say the unknown gunman, armed possibly with a handgun, blew a hole in a residents 14-floor window, shattering it, and when the owner of the apartment woke up they found a 32-caliber bullet fragment on the floor.

"Its definitely scary. My apartment faces the way where the bullets came in," Tara Coughlin, who lives in the targeted building said. "Its alarmed the building a lot and people are freaking out."

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More gunfire flew early Saturday; a 64-year-old woman was awakened by a loud bang coming from her 32nd-floor living room. Officials said she discovered her window had a small puncture hole in it; the rest of the glass was spider-webbed around it. The windows were then boarded up.

No injuries were reported in the random shootings, police said.

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