It sucks to be Mujaahid Taufiq, who was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison for the burglary, according to the Staten Island Advance.
Taufiq, 40, of the Bronx, was convicted last August of burglary and assault, from when he and an accomplice broke into a Jewett Avenue apartment on May 15, 2010. They had come to intimidate a resident for not paying rent.
Once inside, Taufiq was choking the resident, when the accomplice pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim’s torso. Then he fired a shot, hitting Taufiq in the shoulder.
The intruders fled. Taufiq went all the way to Baltimore for medical help. But police still tracked him down from his DNA, which they picked up from two drops of blood in front of the house.
The accomplice, who has not been named in news reports, is still at large.
Taufiq has already been to prison, having been convicted in Queens of first-degree manslaughter, back in 1991, according to the New York Department of Corrections. He had been sentenced to seven to 21 years in prison, and was conditionally released in June, 2004.