Attempted murder trial for man who shot four Brooklyn Shomrim members beginsBy Mason White 5:29 PM June 10, 2013
|Four Shomrim members receive badge of honor|
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder related charges after shooting four Brooklyn, New York Shomrim Patrol members, according to court proceedings in Brooklyn, New York.
The Shomrim Patrol group is a vigilante group formed by New York City’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents.
Now, the trial of the man began in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
The jury selection in the trial of the man suspected of shooting four Shomrim members during a dramatic chase on 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York two years ago, began Friday, with 50 witnesses expected to testify in the high-profile case.
David Flores, 35, who was confronted by Shomrim members for public nudity, pulled a gun and fired several bullets. Avraham Kaztow, Mordechai Pearl, Mordechai Brauner and Joel Klein, were injured in the shooting attack. All have fully recovered.
Judge Dineen Riviezzo will preside over the case in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn.
Charles Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, is taking a personal interest in the matter, which takes place during his seventh reelection campaign. He refused a plea deal in the case and upgraded the charges recently to attempted murder, rather than manslaughter charges.
It is expected that up to 15 witnesses will testify against Flores, along with a group of detectives and law enforcement officials.
Flores had been arrested nine times before for various offenses, and was captured days later after an intense manhunt.
In the video below you can see the four Shomrim members being honored for their service.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view