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Sources: Suspect Sought In Shooting Death Of Queens Teen Arrested In South Carolina

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Kevin McClinton (credit: NYPD)

Kevin McClinton (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The suspect wanted for killing a Queens teenager on a city bus has been arrested in South Carolina, sources told CBS 2.

Kevin McClinton, 21, was wanted in connection with the death of 14-year-old D’Aja Robinson.

McClinton was arrested at around 6 a.m. Tuesday by the NYPD’s Violent Felon Apprehension Team and U.S. Marshals, CBS 2 has learned.

McClinton remains in South Carolina awaiting extradition.

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.”

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