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    'The Last Dragon' star Leo O'Brien hospitalized after being shot 3 times in Harlem

    BY Rocco Parascandola and Tracy Connor
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    Originally Published:Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 1:22 PM
    Updated: Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 1:53 PM




    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
    Originally Published:Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 1:22 PM
    Updated: Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 1:53 PM





    One of the stars of the cult classic "The Last Dragon" was a victim of this week's crime wave - shot three times in Harlem by a friend.

    Leo O'Brien, who played Richie Leroy in the 1985 martial arts musical, was blasted in the stomach and arm on Monday just before noon.

    "I'm feeling better than I was a a couple of days ago," O'Brien, 40, told the Daily News Wednesday from his bed at Harlem Hospital.

    "I was in intensive care but just for one day. I'm a fast healer -- kind of a mutant...I've been told if this had happened to someone else, they'd be dead."

    The shooting happened on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and W. 127th St. Police arrested Travis Breckenridge, 50, and charged him with attempted murder and gun possession.

    O'Brien said he was standing on the corner when Breckenridge walked up to him. He suddenly felt a stinging sensation in his abdomen.

    "You got a BB gun?" he asked his pal.

    "The second bullet hit me in the stomach," he said. "I knew then it was a real gun. I tried taking the gun from him...The third bullet hit me in the arm.

    "He didn't say anything to me. He started crying and ran away. He was my homeboy. Did we have a problem before he shot me? No. I don't know why he shot me.

    "He was scared. Maybe he thought I would hurt him?"

    The former actor said he runs a small music studio, owns a convenience store in Harlem, and operates a company that sells magazines door to door.

    He hasn't dabbled in acting much since "The Last Dragon," but said he's working on producing and directing a movie.

    Taimak Guariello, who played O'Brien's big brother Bruce Leroy in the Berry Gordy-produced film, posted on Twitter about the shooting.

    "I haven't seen him in about 15 years," he said Wednesday, adding that he hasn't kept in touch with his castmates. "I don't hear from anybody until they're almost dead."

    O'Brien - who lives in New Jersey and is the brother of Master Gee from the iconic hip-hop group Sugar Hill Gang - said when he was instantly recognized at the hospital.

    "Of course, that's a classic," he said of "The Last Dragon."

    "If you black and you ain't ever saw that, there's something wrong."
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    Oh, thats in New York where they have all those tough gun laws to protect the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheresOnlyOneWay View Post
    One of the stars of the cult classic "The Last Dragon" was a victim of this week's crime wave - shot three times in Harlem by a friend.
    Not to make light of anything but this line was too good
    "I respect that youre passionate about this but what your saying is complete idiocy..." - MF5150 on McDonald's "preying" on young kids.

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