Two youngsters have been indicted Friday for the broad-daylight homicide of 11-year-old Kyhara Tay — who was struck by a stray bullet allegedly fired by one of many suspects within the Bronx final month, prosecutors stated.
Omar Bojang, 18, was driving a moped on Westchester Avenue on May 16 when his passenger, Matthew Godwin, 15, allegedly fired a number of pictures meant for a 13-year-old boy, authorities stated.
The suspects missed their goal, with the stray bullet as an alternative fatally hanging Tay.
The pair was arraigned Friday earlier than Bronx Supreme Court Justice Naita Semaj-Williams on costs of second-degree homicide, first-degree manslaughter, tried homicide and tried assault within the first diploma. Godwin was additionally charged with two counts of second-degree prison possession of a weapon.
Both are being remanded with out bail and are due again in court docket on Aug. 17.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark known as the case “a catastrophe of our young people.”
“These ages make you weep. As I keep saying, we are losing a generation in the Bronx and we must act now to save our young people,” Clark stated in an announcement.