Cops say they have cuffed an 18-year-old who blasted away at three people — killing one of them — during a Harlem drug deal gone wrong.
Raheem Barnes, of the Bronx, is now facing murder, attempted murder, assault, robbery and weapons possession charges for the July 15 shooting on Lexington Ave. near E. 121st St.
Barnes allegedly crept up behind murder victim Terry Nathaniel, 23, as he bought marijuana from one of the other victims at about 2:30 a.m., put his arm around Nathaniel’s shoulder and blasted him once in torso. He then opened fire on the rest.
Nathaniel jumped into the car for cover. Paramedics rushed him to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he died of his injuries, officials said.
The driver, 27, was shot once in his leg.
He was also taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in stable condition, cops said. It was not immediately revealed whether the third victim was a bystander or had tried to run from the car after getting shot.
Both survivors have extensive criminal histories with robbery and drug possession arrests, law enforcement sources said.
Investigators were trying to identify two men seen leaving the scene in a red vehicle, cops said.