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Man cuffed for shooting 8-year-old with stray bullet during brawl


Police have arrested the triggerman who opened fire on a Brooklyn street, accidentally shooting an 8-year-old girl in the head as she sat in an idling van.


Jermaine Larmon, 27, was taken into custody late Monday and arrested for firing at a rival on Flatlands Ave. near E. 83rd St. in Canarsie.


A wild shot punched into the van and hit the girl, who was sitting behind the driver.


The van was waiting for a green light when a fight broke out between a group of men at a parking lot of a Popeyes Chicken about 5:30 p.m. Monday, cops said.

Stray bullet hits van, grazes 8-year-old girl sitting inside


During the brawl, Larmon pulled a gun and opened fire, cops said.


“One of those bullets struck the rear driver side window of the van and struck the 8-year-old female who was sitting behind the driver,” NYPD Deputy Inspector Frank Giordano said Monday.


The child suffered a graze wound. Medics rushed her to Brookdale University Hospital, where she remained in stable condition Tuesday.


Cops charged Larmon with attempted murder, reckless endangerment and weapons possession.


His arraignment was pending Tuesday.


It was not disclosed what sparked the fight that ultimately led to the shooting.

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