Iloune Driver Arrested, Charged With Murder Following Deadly Brighton Beach Boardwalk Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have made an arrest following a wild and deadly shooting at the Brighton Beach boardwalk last Thursday.

Police say Iloune Driver, 19, of Brooklyn has been charged with murder and assault. Police said Driver has been arrested nine times in the last three years.  Driver was picked up by officers late Sunday on the street after witness reports, police said. They are looking for at least one more suspect.  There was no listed phone number for Driver. Police didn’t specify whether he was in a gang.
The incident began during a sweltering evening last Thursday. At around 5:20 p.m.,  police said a person approached a group of five sitting on a bench and opened fire. The five victims were sitting in front of Tatiana’s, a popular restaurant.

Tysha Jones, 16, was killed. Four other victims, young men in their twenties, were also shot.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports: Arrest In Deadly Boardwalk Shooting

“It still ain’t gonna bring my child back, it ain’t gonna bring her back,” Cynthia Jones, the victim’s mother, said of the arrest. “I just want to have my day with him. I’m going to be at his trial, I’m going to do all of that because he took my baby’s life.”

“My baby’s not here no more because somebody put a gun in their hand and thought they was in the wild wild west,” Kevin Wilson, Jones’ father, said.

Pandemonium broke out during the shooting, say witnesses. The beach near Brighton 6th Street was packed at the time of the shooting due to scorching weather.

brightonbeachshooting Iloune Driver Arrested, Charged With Murder Following Deadly Brighton Beach Boardwalk Shooting

Witnesses watch as rescue workers prepare to transport a wounded person following a shooting on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk June 9, 2011. (credit:

“It turned into rapid fire, and people were screaming, running in every direction, with nowhere to go,” witness Michael Tracy said.

Apparently the incident started as an argument.

“There was a whole crowd, and they was arguing,” said witness Jose Reyes. “He just started shooting. It was about four or five shots.”

The aftermath of the incident was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube.

Jones’ funeral will be held Wednesday.

Video: Aftermath of Brighton Beach shooting

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  • richard Allen

    What do you expect from an 8th grade dropout


    • Stephen Holland

      WOW the Police got their MAN

      We should all feel safer lol

  • Tim Sitomer

    um arrested 9 times in 3 years!! anybody else see that part. that’s ridiculous. they need to change the laws to protect us from people who get arrested this much. 9 times!!!! 9 times!!!!! on like the 9th offense what was the judge thinking……..ummmm well at least its not his 10th……when he gets arrrested for a 10th time THEN we’ll do something about it

  • paul

    time to arm up against ALL the animals in this city. bloomberg is a cun_ anyway, sohe can go fuc_ himself too

  • John

    The usual suspects. Will never get civilized.

  • Pat

    Tell Bloomberg to pass a law outlawing guns in NYC…then only outlaws will have guns. Oh wait, that was already done years ago and now only outlaws have guns in NYC!

  • nyc

    Where did her gun come from ? When is someone in government going to stop the flow of Illegal guns into the streets of New York ? It’s time to make it easier for a good citizen of New York to purchase and carry legally. Good people have no chance, with tens of thousands of Illegal weapons on our streets ! Society is in trouble when it’s easier to buy a iIllegal gun then find employment !

    • CSI

      Then what happens when the good go bad. Loose their temper and decides Wait! I have a gun. What then. What happens when the good gets over powered by a bad person and takes it away from them. No real solution to gun fight. The only solution is stop making them.

      • The Facts

        There does not appear to be a major problem in most states that have more citizens with concealed carry licences/permits. Outlawing guns is unconstitutional and not practical. Bashing the NRA, which only exists to protect everyone’s right to self defense, will not prevent a single crime by a savage intent on causing serious trouble.

      • nyc

        Well, with the NRA in every politician’s pocket, we know that’s not going to happen !

  • Schadenfreude

    “You’re never expecting nothing to happen at no beach”

    You’re never expecting = you’re not expecting
    You’re never expecting nothing = you are expecting
    You’re never expecting nothing to happen at no beach = you’re not expecting this at a beach

    • Michael H.

      The elusive triple negative!

    • Tim Sitomer


    • ME

      LOL!!! Wow!

  • J

    Black on Black Crime-The worst!

    • Guy

      Black on White or White on Black would’ve made you feel better?

      • J


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