A Bronx resident with a long rap sheet has been accused of firing the bullet that punched through a bedroom window last week — terrifying the 12-year-old doing her homework, police and family members said Saturday.
Malik Pinnock, 36, allegedly popped off the round that ricocheted off a fire escape, pierced the preteen’s window and landed in her hair, police sources said. Pinnock was arrested Thursday on and was hit with reckless endangerment and weapon possession charges. He was also charged with assaulting a non-participant during the course of a felony, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.
The Manhattan girl, identified by family members as Kamaili, was traumatized by the ordeal and has been seeing a therapist since the Monday night shooting, her mother told the press.
Police sources say Pinnock, whose crimes stretch back to 1998 when he was busted in a gunpoint robbery, fired numerous shots in front of a group of people on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard – just paces from the girl’s apartment building – about 9:00 p.m., police say. One bullet shot through the bedroom window as the girl sat on her Strawberry Shortcake bedspread and worked on an outline about Abraham Lincoln and the passage of the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery.
The bullet scalded her neck, officials said.
Kamaili frantically shook the hot lead from her hair as her mom pulled her into the parents’ room and huddled on the floor.
octors treated the burn at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and Kamaili’s parents rearranged her bedroom furniture so her bed is not near the window, but the 12-year-old’s mother says the child is still in pain.