Suspect wanted for firebombing NYPD patrol car faces federal charges


A man wanted for firebombing an NYPD patrol car in the Bronx in June as George Floyd protests raged in New York was arrested Wednesday and is facing federal charges, police said.

“After throwing a lit Molotov cocktail at a marked NYPD vehicle & another car in front of the @NYPD42Pct in June, Shawn Jenkins has been arrested and is being charged by @SDNYnews,” a tweet posted to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s account said.

The incident happened June 1, though additional details were not immediately available.

Jenkins, 33, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. at his home on Park Avenue in the Bronx and was charged with arson and criminal possession of a weapon, cops said. He will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

Two lawyers, Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, were arrested in June and charged with firebombing a police vehicle in Brooklyn during the protests over Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis cops. Samantha Shader, 27, of the Catskills, was also busted for throwing one of the firebombs at an NYPD police van.

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