Shomrim Shooter to Be Sentenced Monday Morning

NEW YORK -

The man who shot four Shomrim members on a Boro Park street three years ago will be sentenced Monday morning on the illegal weapons possessions charge he was convicted of, with the potential maximum of 15 years in prison.

In a ruling that disappointed some local officials representing the Jewish community, a jury said on Nov. 27 that they did not find the shooting charges against David Flores to be credible enough to find him guilty, but they convicted him for illegally brandishing a gun.

The Sept. 4, 2011, shootout came as Flores was found to have acted inappropriately in front of children. Shomrim, who were already on the lookout for a Hispanic male matching Flores’s description for a similar offense the week before, sent four members to the scene, on 46th Street near 10th Ave.

Flores, apparently scared, took out his gun and fired at them.

In a statement, Councilman David Greenfield said that he asked Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Dineen Riviezzo to sentence Flores to the maximum of 15 years, “to send a clear message that carrying and using an illegal gun in New York City will result in a prison term.”

Greenfield said that he will attend Monday’s hearing.