A chatty Queens fugitive discovered honesty is not always the best policy.
Suspect Snooze Brown, 22, provided police with a full confession after his Tuesday arrest, right down to a damning ballistics report and his own sentencing recommendation, authorities said.
He was even carrying the loaded .9-mm semi-automatic pistol used in the Jan. 26 Long Island City shooting of second-grade teacher Jaivon Mitchner, 28, as she walked to work, they said.
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Im an idiot, he allegedly told the NYPD detective who asked that very question.
Browns too-candid conversations with cops started immediately after he was busted just over the Queens border on Long Island, according to authorities.
I know Im a fugitive, Brown announced. I seen myself on TV. How much time am I going to get?
But authorities said the shooting suspect made it clear his admissions only went so far: I bought the gun from a crackhead in August. If the gun comes back to other things before August, it wasnt me.
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Ill take five years for this.
Police said Brown did assure them that his gun was the one used to wound Michener, leading to charges of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. The teacher was treated at a hospital and released.
The gun I got locked up with today is going to match the shell casings from the shooting, admitted Brown.
Brown and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Monecha Sims, were arguing inside their apartment when their dispute spilled into the street around 7 a.m.
According to Brown, Sims mother then pulled up in a black BMW driven by a man who tried to run him over.
I pulled the gun out of my waistband and the gun went off, Brown told cops. It was an accident.