Wednesday, April 10

Arrested a minor for killing a young woman in a shooting in the Bronx

A 17-year-old teenager has been arrested this Saturday in New York as responsible for a shooting that caused the death of a 16-year-old girl and injured two other minors in the Bronx neighborhood.

The event, which was initially attributed to crossfire between criminal groups, has not been fully explained by the New York police , which has explained that it has left “two families destroyed”.

“Jeremiah Ryan has been arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm,” according to New York Police Chief Keechant Sewell.

“There are two families destroyed, that of the murdered young woman and that of the aggressor, the son of a mother who worked very hard to raise a young man who had never had problems with the police but who has gone from smoking marijuana to killing someone,” he added.

Two of the victims, including the young woman killed, Angellyh Yambo, were within half a block of the young man who was shooting. The third teenager was a block away, “explained a Bronx police officer. They all left the institute and none was the target of the aggressor. Yambo, according to the police, was a good student, “with a great future,” according to Sewell.

triggered violence

Elected on promises of security in a city of almost 9 million people where crime has increased during the pandemic, the new Democratic mayor of New York, Eric Adams, launched a plan in late January to combat the proliferation of firearms. , after the death of two policemen shot dead during an intervention.

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