Christian Ferdinand, 20, from Limestone, Maine was arrested overnight and charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes, police said.
The incident happened Thursday evening around 6 p.m. on Grafton Street at Livonia Avenue in Brownsville.
Community leaders, youth advocates and the Brooklyn District Attorney attended a conference at St. Francis College Saturday, discussing ideas to prevent teenagers from being forgotten at school and to prevent young people from turning to gun violence.
Community leaders are banding together to encourage gun buyback programs across Brooklyn.
The 24-year-old man was shot in the eye while playing basketball ball at P.S. 45 on Schaefer Street around 8 p.m. Thursday, police said.
The NYPD announced another arrest Monday night in the weekend Brooklyn playground shooting of a 3-year-old boy.
Monday night, the NYPD told 1010 WINS they are not questioning anyone in connection with the shooting and are still seeking witnesses.
Monday morning, officials from Brooklyn and Harlem will be coming together to call for information in two shootings that left two women dead last week.
84-year-old Emma Graham, a resident of the Roosevelt Houses, said she’s been forced to sleep in a chair to avoid getting bit by the creepy crawly menace in her bed.