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

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Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

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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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