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Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Connection With Brooklyn Double Shooting

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A 21-year-old man was arraigned late Friday night on a slew of charges in connection with a shooting in Brooklyn that put a 13-year-old boy in the hospital.

Kareem Potomont is being charged with two counts of attempted murder for the Monday shooting that left two people wounded.

Police say Potomont tried to run from police officers when they found him inside a basement apartment in the Jamaica section of Queens Thursday.

He's also being charged with assault and weapons possession.

Police say he has 12 prior arrests.

The shooting happened at around noon Monday on Flatbush Avenue near Beverly Road in Flatbush.

Potomont is accused of shooting Gama Droiville in the back of the head.

Droiville could lose sight in his eye.

Potomont's lawyer, Audrey Thomas, said her client is a victim of gang violence who used to be a good student until he was driven from school by gangs.

Q: Are you saying Kareem was not that person in the video?
Thomas: No we're not saying. Obviously, I'm the attorney. We cannot say anything yet. We're relying on the limited amount of facts that we have, right? So what I am saying is that we have to treat this case as the law says we should, innocent until proven guilty.

At Potomont's arraignment Friday night, the judge set bail at $200,000.

His next court date has not yet been set.

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