Cops: Brownsville teen shot, killed

Police say a 17-year-old was fatally shot in front of a Brownsville bus stop Monday afternoon as students left school.Officers retrieved at least eight shells

BROWNSVILLE - Police say a 17-year-old was fatally shot in front of a Brownsville bus stop Monday afternoon as students left school.

Officers retrieved at least eight shells from the intersection of Hegeman and Rockaway avenues. Witnesses say the teen had been playing basketball at a nearby school, and as he walked to the bus stop, an altercation ensued.

"He came outside trying to go home and some boy was picking on him and he wanted to fight," Byron Sterling, a witness, says. "Instead of fighting, the boy pulled out a gun and shot him."

Teenagers from the nearby school say the victim transferred to the school this year.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Catch 1 LI Winter: Theaters add extra shows for winter break
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 2 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
An upstate lawmaker wants to designate baseball as 3 Word on the Street: The official sport of NY
The former rookie officer was convicted for shooting 4 Group gathers to commemorate Liang trial
Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal 5 Obama to GOP: Halt automatic spending cuts

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE