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BRATTLEBORO — Local police arrested the prime suspect of a New York City shooting involving a young girl.

The Brattleboro Police Department said officers arrested Jayshiem Daniels, 38, of New York, last week after a drug investigation at a hotel on Canal Street.

According to, police said Daniels shot his girlfriend’s 8-year-old daughter in the stomach on Sept. 23 in a public housing apartment in the Bronx and she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The report says Daniels will be brought back to New York to face multiple charges, including assault, weapons possession, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Brattleboro police said officers were coordinating with New York City detectives in regards to Daniels. Springfield Police Department in Vermont also assisted in taking Daniels into custody for the extraditable warrant.

Daniels was ordered held on a $50,000 bail for a charge of being a fugitive from justice, according to Brattleboro police.

The local drug investigation began Oct. 11 when police suspected drug activity at a local hotel. Daniels reportedly fled the scene and officers gave chase.

“They caught up to him and during the ensuing struggle, both officers were injured,” the local department said via Facebook. “Both officers were treated for their injuries and have returned to full duty. We’re proud of their courage and dedication to keeping our community safe, as well as the legal and appropriate way they used force to control and arrest this person.”

Police said Daniels was arrested for impeding police officers, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, then a search of the hotel room was conducted. Daniels and William Emanuel, 52, of New York, were both cited for drug-related offenses including possession of cocaine.


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