Police: Man wanted for striking man with handgun, hitting car mirror apprehended

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Police say they have apprehended the man wanted in connection to two incidents in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that happened earlier this month.

The man has been identified as 30-year-old Nerron Purcell.

Investigators say one incident happened when Purcell struck a 23-year-old man in the back of the head with a handgun on Nov. 8.

On the same day, officials say Purcell yelled at a 55-year-old woman who was sitting inside a parked car nearby before hitting a sideview mirror.

Purcell has been charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief.

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