JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A 25-year-old Rahway woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Jersey City last week, Hudson County Acting Prosecutor Gaetano Gregory announced Thursday.
Janice Everett is charged with felony murder and two counts of armed robbery in the death of Gywan Levine, Jr., Gregory said. She is also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.
The boy was gunned down last Friday on Rutgers Avenue while playing basketball with his dad, who was shot in the leg.
News of the arrest came on the same day as the boy’s wake and funeral. Gywan Levine, Sr., was released from the hospital Thursday to bury his son.
“It’s hard on him, but we’re going to get through it together,” the boy’s aunt Tameika Levine said.