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Second Suspect Charged In Queens Shooting That Killed Girl, 14, On Bus Last Year

D'Aja Robinson, 14, was killed by an apparently stray bullet while riding on a Queens bus on May 18, 2013. (credit: Handout)

D’Aja Robinson, 14, was killed by an apparently stray bullet while riding on a Queens bus on May 18, 2013. (credit: Handout)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A second suspect has been arrested and charged in a shooting last year that left a 14-year-old girl dead on a city bus in Queens.

Shamel Capers, 16, of Brooklyn, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment in the shooting that killed D’Aja Robinson on May 18 of last year.

Another suspect — Kevin McClinton, 21 — was arrested in South Carolina and charged last year in the case.

Robinson was riding a Q6 bus in South Jamaica 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.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related, but said Robinson was not connected to any gang activity. Then-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 at the time. “Terrible, this is, as I say, another senseless shooting.”

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