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Police: Suspect Sought In Shooting Death Of Queens Teen

Police Say Kevin McClinton Wanted In Killing Of 14-Year-Old Daja Robinson
Kevin McClinton (credit: NYPD)

Kevin McClinton (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are trying to find a suspect who they say is wanted for killing a Queens teenager on a city bus.

Kevin McClinton, 21, is wanted in connection with the death of 14-year-old Daja Robinson, police said.

Robinson was riding a Q6 bus in South Jamaica earlier this month when police said a gunman fired at least nine shots from the street. Robinson was struck in the right temple and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Daja Robinson was killed by an apparently stray bullet while riding on a Queens bus on May 18, 2013. (credit: Handout)

Daja Robinson was killed by an apparently stray bullet while riding on a Queens bus on May 18, 2013. (credit: Handout)

Police believe the shooting was gang-related, but said Robinson was not connected to any gang activity. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said it appears Robinson was an innocent victim of the gunfire.

“One thing is clear — she was not, in our judgment, the target of the shooting,” he said. “Terrible, this is, as I say, another senseless shooting.”

Police said McClinton is 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has dread locks.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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