Police Make Arrest In Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD has arrested an 18-year-old in the killing of a 14-year-old boy on a Brooklyn street.

Tyrek O’Hara-Morris was shot in the head around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside of a bodega near his Crown Heights home. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he later died.

Police said Dequan Edwards has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and weapon possession. The name of his attorney was not immediately known.

“My son was shot, was shot. Got shot in the left eye,” said Tyrek’s mother, Althea O’Hara.

Althea said she had no reason to worry when her son left the house. “I have no fear of this neighborhood,” she said. “I feel comfortable walking this neighborhood at all hours.”

“My son is a caring, loving, curious child,” she said. “He’s a warm, caring person.”

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  • keymani

    WOW !!!!!!!!!! sMH , IT’S CRAZY ! AWW MANN TY !!! RiP yu Will Never be frogotten 1

  • Gregg

    Hundreds of thousands of Illegal weapons on the streets of New York ! These senseless shootings will only continue until someone gets a handle on where all of these Illegal weapons are coming from and taking on the NRA or make it easy for law abiding citizens to purchase and carry guns !

    • The Facts

      The NRA advocates strict enforcement of all of our nation’s gun laws. It is composed of 3.5 million law abiding citizens and legal residents of our country including many active and retired military personnel and law enforcement officers. It exists to protect everyone’s Second Amendment rights of self protection. The NRA can in no way be blamed for the carnage in the streets caused by criminal savages.

  • June

    There are too much guns on the street – young life taken away too soon

  • MSavage

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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