"Brownsville In, Violence Out" holds vigil for 14-year-old shot and killed in Brownsville

Many remembered the young teenager for his kindness as well as his talents on the basketball court.

Daniella Rodriguez and

News 12 Staff

Jun 4, 2024, 10:15 PM

Updated 9 days ago


Loved ones came together on Tuesday to remember the life of a Brownsville teen who was shot and killed in his apartment on Sunday.
Dozens of residents gathered on the corner of Pitkin and Thatford avenues near the Howard Houses where 14-year-old Jasai Guy was found fatally shot.
Police are now calling the incident a homicide, and Guy's 12-year-old cousin is facing several charges in connection to the shooting.
Many remembered the young teenager for his kindness as well as his talents on the basketball court. His friends say that Guy had dreams of playing basketball in college.
"This 12-year-old is going to be traumatized for the rest of his life," said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
"We're sad, we played basketball with him every day," one of his friends told News 12. "He doesn't deserve what happened to him. He doesn't deserve it. Everybody is young and they're dying and it's not cool. I don't like that everybody's dying at 14, 15. It's crazy."
The vigil, hosted by "Brownsville In, Violence Out", aims to bring more attention to gun violence and honor the young life that was lost. The organization also says they will continue to provide resources to the community with hopes of preventing another life being lost to gun violence.
"We come out here to let everybody know that we are out here," said Darien Scriven, program manager at "Brownsville In , Violence Out." "We're out here to support you. We have resources. We have jobs. We have different things for our kids and our community."
Guy's friends added that each basketball game they play will be in his honor.
The NYPD has confirmed that there were no permits for the gun that was issued at the address or to any of the parties involved. They did confirm that the gun in use during the fatal shooting was a shotgun.
At this hour, there are no charges for the owner of the gun.

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