NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An indictment has been announced in the 2019 killing of a 14-year-old boy in Queens.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Brown has been indicted and arraigned on murder and weapons charges for Aamir Griffin‘s death.

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He was killed while playing basketball at the Baisley Park Houses in South Jamaica.

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Investigators say Brown, a reputed gang member, allegedly mistook Griffin for his intended target.

“At a bare minimum, when our kids go to the park or to the playground, families should know that they are coming home,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. “Fourteen-year-old Aamir Griffin, a promising young student and athlete, never got home, and his family is still reeling from his death.”

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If convicted, Brown faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

CBSNewYork Team