Allen and Jonathan Derbyshire, 24, took a cache of firearms and drugs into a wooded area of Charleston on Staten Island for target practice around 1:10 a.m. , local residents called 911
Allen from a wealthy property owning New York family, comes from a line of successful bankers, law enforcement and politicians, he is also the great-grandson of late New York Post owner Dorothy “Dolly” Schiff,
With both parents prosecutors, 24-year-old Allen turned to a life of crime, he is suspected of regularly buying marijuana in Colorado and shipping it back to New York for resale
He has compiled a record of eight sealed arrests for crimes including drug peddling
His dad, former Brooklyn prosecutor Gerald Allen, told cops he “basically washed his hands” of Patrick years ago
The senior Allen now a criminal defense lawyer said heno longer wants anything to do with his son
Injured Patrick Allen, being helped by police
The man injured during a shootout with cops in the woods on Staten Island, Thursday is the 24-year-old grandson of an influential New York family. Patrick Allen comes from an illustrious dynasty filled with bankers, politicians, publishers and a federal judge.
His great-grandmother is the legendary New York newspaper publishers, longtime New York Post owner Dorothy “Dolly” Schiff. Patrick born with a silver spoon however, has charted a different course in life, choosing the streets over home.
The current brush with the law is playing out like many of the old tracks in his life.
On Thursday, Patrick Allen and Jonathan Derbyshire, both 24, reportedly were hanging out at a home when they decided to get some target practice around 1 a.m., Thursday. The two men took some weapons, including an AR-15 and a 9-millimeter Glock 26, and headed into the woods cops said. The sound of shots popping woke up residents in the normally quiet neighborhood. Some of them called cops, who went on alert.
“Shots fired!” an officer is heard yelling at the beginning of the four-minute transmission, in which he repeatedly transmits the 10-13 code for officer in assistance.
Police activity at the scene on Thursday night
According to the police report , when responding officers arrived, Derbyshire escaped through the trees as Allen wheeled around and pointed a 9mm Glock 26 pistol at officers.
Cops opened fire, hitting Allen three times in the left leg and once in the left arm, cops said. When he was being treated later, copsr discovered he was wearing a military grade “ballistic vest” that may have stopped another round.
During the massive manhunt for Derbyshire, police recovered an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a hunting knife in the woods that cops believe were ditched by the suspect as he fled.