Seven men arrested over shooting of hero dad who shielded his kids from a stray ...

Seven men arrested over shooting of hero dad who shielded his kids from a stray ...
Seven men arrested over shooting of hero dad who shielded his kids from a stray ...

Seven men have been arrested over the shooting of a New York City father who was struck by a stray bullet as he tried to shield his children from gunfire at a car dealership. 

Anthony Jefferson, 39, was shot in the thigh as he sat waiting at the Road Automotive Group car dealership in the Bronx on September 21, 2020. 

Surveillance video captured at the time of the shooting showed gunfire shatter the glass of the dealership's window as  Jefferson jumped in front of his three young sons in order to protect them. 

Jefferson was left unable to walk following the attack, and was subsequently let go from his two jobs. 

On Wednesday - almost a year after the shooting - the NYPD revealed they had arrested seven people over the incident, which they claim was 'gang related'.  

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The suspects have been named as  Tahari Pritchard, 20, Dorien Alexander, 20, Daijon Crawford, 21, Aaron Heredia, 21, Zykeith Fearon, 21, and Akeyle Baker, 22, who have all been arrested for attempted murder. 

According to The New York Post, known gang member Hasani John, 22, has also been arrested in relation to the shooting, and has been charged with two counts of assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.  

Anthony Jefferson, 39, was shot in the thigh as he sat waiting at the Road Automotive Group car dealership in the Bronx on September 21, 2020

Anthony Jefferson, 39, was shot in the thigh as he sat waiting at the Road Automotive Group car dealership in the Bronx on September 21, 2020

Last year, Jefferson spoke out following the attack saying he wasn't a hero, and was simply trying to protect his children. 

'I just went into daddy mode,' he told PIX 11. 'They could have been burying me or my kids.' 

Jefferson was

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