The suspected shooter of a Brooklyn teen lured to his death by a woman in a Facebook chat was busted outside a Georgia fast-food joint after seven months on the lam, police said Thursday.
Ricardo Dash has been extradited to New York to face charges of murder, attempted robbery, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon for the slaying of Shaheem Bascom — possibly targeted over a running beef with a local street gang, authorities said.
The suspect was nabbed in mid-December, barely a week before his 21st birthday, by the NYPD and U.S. marshals in the parking lot of a Bojangles fried chicken restaurant in Henry County, Ga., police said.
Local news reports in Georgia said he was carrying a weapon when arrested outside the restaurant where he was apparently working, although it was not immediately clear if the gun was the same one used in the killing of Bascom.
Dash lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to cops. He was returned to the city Tuesday and was awaiting arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court Thursday.
An alleged accomplice, 21-year-old Deshawn Holder, of East New York, has also been arrested and charged with attempted robbery and gang assault for his role in the killing, cops said Thursday.
The 18-year-old victim was gunned down near Hegman Ave. and Linwood St. in East New York about 11:30 p.m. May 10 as he headed to meet with the woman after the pair chatted online, cops and his mother said. Bascom lived with family in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Police were investigating whether suspect Sarina Davis, 25, of East New York, arrested last month for attempted robbery and assault, was the woman responsible for inviting the victim to a meeting that turned into a murder.
“They just ambushed my kid,” Bascom’s mother said shortly after the murder. “That little girl set my son up. She told him to come to one address and then gave him another.”
Bascom’s mom said her son survived two previous attempted hits after running afoul of the lethal “900 Gang,” a crew operating out of public housing complexes in Bedford-Stuyvesant and had even moved in with his father to escape the neighborhood.
“One of them pulled a gun out on him, and then another tried to stab him,” his mother told the Daily News in May. She spoke on condition her name not be used, saying she feared retaliation.
“But he wasn’t in a gang,” she added. “He was a good kid. It was about who he hung around with.”
He lived long enough after the shooting to tell police about his online conversation with the woman supposedly named Desiree and his plans to meet with her that night.
Cops said Dash has two prior arrests, for assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Holder had a pair of previous busts as well, for assault and possession of stolen property, cops said.
In August, cops arrested Kaliyah Philips, 23, of East New York, for assault and gang assault, but cops at the time said she was not “Desiree.” Her case has since been sealed.