Alleged gang member charged with attempted murder in shooting of FBI agent

A man accused of shooting an off-duty FBI agent in Brooklyn last weekend was charged with attempted murder a...

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:48 AM
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 11:48 AM

A man accused of shooting an off-duty FBI agent in Brooklyn last weekend was charged with attempted murder and ordered detained Monday, federal prosecutors said.

Ronell Watson, 31, who authorities say is a member of the Crips street gang, was also charged with using, carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, according to a press release from Richard P. Donoghue, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Brooklyn

Continents and regions

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Government organizations - US

New York (State)

New York City

North America

Northeastern United States

The Americas

United States

US Department of Justice

US federal departments and agencies

Crime, law enforcement and corrections

Crimes against persons

Criminal offenses

Shootings

Criminal law

Law and legal system

"Watson showed an utter disregard for human life when he fired multiple shots without provocation at an on-duty FBI Special Agent," Donoghue said. "Despite sustaining a serious gunshot wound, the agent courageously returned fire, hitting Watson, which ultimately led to the defendant's capture when he sought medical treatment."

Watson's attorney, Michelle Gelernt of the Brooklyn Federal Defenders Office, could not be reached Monday.

The FBI agent was in stable condition Sunday night and was being treated for a shoulder injury at a hospital in Brooklyn, a law enforcement official told CNN.

The agent was sitting in his parked unmarked car when he was shot, according to authorities.

West Lafayette
Few Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 85°
Kokomo
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 75°
Fowler
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
82° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Crawfordsville
Broken Clouds
76° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 76°
Frankfort
Overcast
79° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 81°
Delphi
Overcast
76° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 76°
Monticello
Overcast
76° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 76°
Logansport
Overcast
75° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 75°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 49575

Reported Deaths: 2739
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11812690
Lake5337247
Elkhart343257
Allen2867133
St. Joseph202569
Cass16439
Hamilton1629101
Hendricks1439100
Johnson1306118
Porter78038
Tippecanoe7439
Clark67144
Madison66864
Vanderburgh6296
LaPorte59727
Bartholomew59245
Howard58258
Kosciusko5654
Marshall5217
Noble49128
LaGrange4829
Jackson4773
Delaware46052
Boone45944
Hancock45736
Shelby43425
Floyd39144
Morgan32831
Monroe31528
Grant30226
Montgomery29720
Henry29316
Dubois2906
Clinton2882
White26810
Decatur25532
Lawrence25125
Dearborn24723
Vigo2408
Warrick23229
Harrison21722
Greene19132
Miami1892
Jennings17912
Putnam1708
DeKalb1634
Scott1628
Daviess15017
Wayne1496
Perry1409
Orange13623
Steuben1332
Franklin1278
Jasper1252
Ripley1247
Wabash1152
Carroll1122
Fayette1037
Gibson1032
Newton9910
Whitley995
Starke963
Huntington822
Randolph804
Wells791
Jefferson782
Fulton731
Jay680
Washington671
Pulaski661
Knox650
Clay644
Rush603
Owen511
Adams491
Posey490
Benton480
Spencer461
Sullivan451
Brown421
Blackford392
Fountain332
Crawford320
Tipton311
Switzerland280
Parke240
Martin220
Ohio210
Vermillion170
Warren151
Union130
Pike110
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events