Teen gangbanger busted for shooting after being released from juvie

An alleged teen Bloods member convicted as a minor on a gun charge has been busted again in connection with a summer shooting — right after being sprung from juvenile detention.

Jaytiwon Braxton, 18, has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly wounding a victim in a gang-related shooting near the St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem back on Aug. 31., police sources said.

Braxton, of Brooklyn, was busted for the shooting on West 46th Street in Midtown Wednesday, when cops caught him selling drugs while carrying a 40. caliber weapon, sources alleged.

Braxton had recently been released from Brownsville’s Crossroads Juvenile Center after serving 18 months for a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.

He pleaded guilty to that crime back in April 2019, but because he was 16 at the time he could not be charged as an adult under the state’s recently instituted “Raise the Age” law.

The law raised the age a child could be prosecuted as an adult in criminal cases from 16 to 18, and took effect Oct. 1, 2018. New York state was previously just one of two states where 16-year-olds were automatically processed as an adult, no matter the offense.

While detained in Crossroads, Braxton was also arrested twice for assault, according to police sources.

He could face an attempted murder charge, among others, but because his record as a juvenile is sealed it could weaken the court’s sentencing, according to sources.

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