THE BRONX (PIX11) — An 18-year-old suspect in the Bronx shooting death of 11-year-old Khyara Tay turned himself in on Monday, officials said.
Matthew Godwin, 15, allegedly fired a deadly shot while on a scooter driven by Omar Bojang, police said. Godwin was arrested Friday, but the search for Bojang continued until he turned himself in at the Bronx District Attorney’s office, a spokesperson said. He was then taken to the NYPD’s 41 precinct. Police arrested him on charges of murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.
Bojang is a known member of an 800 YGz subset, Chief of Detectives James Essig said. The teen is “not a stranger” to law enforcement, Mayor Eric Adams said. The suspect has been shot twice himself, both times in gang-related disputes.
“This is what we’re dealing with, over and over,” Adams said when Bojang was identified as a suspect. “Kids killing kids.”
Bojang was previously arrested for gun possession. He was also wanted in connection with an alleged robbery.
A wake was scheduled for Tay on Monday evening. Mayor Adams was scheduled to attend.