16-year-old arrested, charged with murder of 13-year-old Bronx boy: NYPD

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Scene of deadly Bronx shooting

A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot in the Bronx on July 11, 2021. (Citizen)

BELMONT, the Bronx — A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a13-year-old boy in the Bronx in July in what was called a gang-related shooting, police said.

Jaryan Elliot was on East 187th Street near Prospect Avenue on Sunday, July 11 when a gunman got out of a car around 3:15 and shot the teen twice: once in the chest and once in the ankle, officials said.

“Gang violence is plaguing #NYC and has to stop,” NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison tweeted.

Elliot was the second teen killed in New York City on that day.

On Thursday, police arrested a 16-year-old male and charged him with murder, manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm. His identity is being concealed due to him being underage.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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