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.
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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 saidRojasis not believed to have been the intended target.
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