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Questions Abound In The Aftermath Of Bronx Teenager Kemar Brooks’ Death

Kemar Brooks (credit: handout via CBS 2)

Kemar Brooks (credit: handout via CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Questions abound on Saturday about the death of a 14-year-old Bronx boy.

Kemar Brooks may be the city’s latest crossfire victim.

Cassell Brooks, Kemar’s father,  found the honor student dead near a tennis court in Haffen Park early on Friday.

Esmond Waldron, the vice president of the Haffen Park Sports Association, told The New York Times that other tennis players who had been seeking shelter from the Thursday night storms with Kemar heard shots and ran for their lives, only to realize that he wasn’t with them when they got out of the park.

Cassell told 1010 WINS that his son was a good kid, an honor student who never got into any trouble.

“It doesn’t make any sense to me because he was just over at the park,” the father said. “He would get into summer school by 12 p.m., and be over at the park playing tennis until 9 p.m.”

Police said that Kemar was shot in the back of the head, and they’re treating the death as a homicide.

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