The handcuffed suspect who escaped from an NYPD vehicle following an Upper West Side shooting has been identified as the triggerman and charged with attempted murder, cops said Tuesday.
Raymond Johnson, 28, was initially busted for fighting with another man at the scene of the gunfire and tossed into the back of a marked SUV, the NYPD said.
Dramatic cellphone video allegedly shows him slipping through the vehicle’s passenger-side rear window and making a break for it before a cop tackles him in the intersection of West 63rd Street and West End Avenue.
Subsequent investigation revealed that Johnson had previously shot Joshua Wiley, 27, twice in the torso a block north on West End around 4:25 p.m., the NYPD said.
“Witnesses and video evidence led us to him,” according to a source familiar with the case.
After getting shot, Wiley allegedly picked up the gun and fired two rounds, neither of which hit anyone, cops said.
His injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, and he was taken for treatment at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Wiley was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, cops said.
The gun has yet to be found.
Johnson, who lives at 70 Amsterdam Ave., was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and escape.
He has 18 prior arrests, including for criminal contempt of court in 2013, as well as robbery in 2009 robbery case drug possession in 2007, sources said.
Two other men were also arrested at the scene of the shooting, with Jesse Miranda, 30, charged with assault and Levander Floyd, 29, charged with obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct, cops said.