Grieving mother mourns son fatally shot on Brooklyn street

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A Brooklyn mother Thursday mourned the loss of her 16-year-old son after he was fatally shot in the streets of Bed-Stuy.

Justin Delapara, 17, was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon after police say he fatally gunned down 16-year-old Latrell Brown Wednesday.

The incident happened in front of 481 Macon St. around 2 p.m.

Brown’s mother Michelle tells News 12 it just isn’t fair.

“I’m not supposed to be burying my son,” she says. “He was going to bury me.”

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She says her son, a JV basketball player, was in love with the court earning the nickname ‘Taz’ for his quick speed while playing.

Police responded to the area and found Latrell unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head.

He was transported to Kings County Hospital where he later died.

Surveillance video from a restaurant shows Delapara shooting a gun before running down the street.

Police say they believe the two teens were having a dispute before the shooting.

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