A law enforcement official said a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody after a passenger was fatally shot on a city bus in Brooklyn. Credit: Metro File Photo
A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday after authorities said he opened fire during a dispute on a New York City bus and fatally shot a passenger Thursday evening in Brooklyn.
The boy, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.
The shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. after the teen got into a dispute with other passengers on a B15 bus traveling on Marcus Garvey Boulevard near Lafayette Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday that investigators believe the shooting occurred after an argument between two rival gangs.
Officers responding to the shooting found Angel Rojas, 39, with a gunshot wound to his head on the JFK Airport-bound bus. He was rushed to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cops said Rojas is not believed to have been the intended target.