The man who was wounded alongside his 8-year-old son in a Queens drive-by shooting is a gang member with nearly two dozen arrests — and he’s been shot at twice before, cops said.
The 39-year-old dad, Tyshawn Moses, has been collared 23 times and has a known affiliation to the Nine Trey Gangsters and the Real Ryte gang, according to police sources.
Many of the busts were for weapons possession, the sources said.
The dad — who was shot in May 2005 and August 2013 — is also considered a suspect in a March 2021 reckless endangerment incident, police and sources said.
Moses told police he was crossing the street with his 8-year-old son around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in St. Albans when someone opened fire from a dark sedan, possibly an Infiniti, police sources said.
The child was hit in the shoulder, police said. Moses — believed to have been the intended target — was shot in the leg, arm and thigh.
“It also looks like he might have returned fire, we’re also investigating that,” said NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison at an unrelated press conference Thursday.
A 57-year-old innocent bystander, who was helping a friend get out of his car at the time, was grazed in the left shin, according to the sources.
None of the victims’ injuries are considered life-threatening, police said.
Moses’ most recent bust was in May 2020, when police found him and at least one other suspect double-parked on Alabama Avenue near Sutter Avenue in Brownsville, police sources said.
When cops stopped them, the driver fled, almost striking an officer, the sources said.
They were found in possession of a stolen Taurus .40-caliber firearm, a Colt .38 revolver, and marijuana, according to the sources.
Additional reporting by Kevin Sheehan