High school student, 14, is KILLED after being shot in the next while playing basketball in Queens
- A high school freshman, 14, is killed on a Queens basketball court Saturday
- A person of interest was taken into custody by police for the Jamaica shooting
- The victim is identified as Aamir Griffin, who had dreams of making it in the NBA
- The shooting happened outside the Baisley Park Houses just before 8 p.m.
An teenager was murdered Saturday night in the Jamaica section of Queens, while at a playground basketball court.
Police say the 14-year-old who has not been identified was found just after 8 p.m. with a wound to the neck.
He was taken to local hospital where the victim was pronounced dead.
The victim is identified as Aamir Griffiin, according to the Daily News.
Cops were responding to Baisley Park Houses for a call report of an assault in the rear of the complex when they discovered the teenager shot.
Aamir Griffin, 14, was killed while playing basketball at a park near his Jamaica, Queens home Saturday night
Police access the scene after a teenager was fatally shot in the neck Saturday in Queens
No arrests have been made, but the Daily News says a person of interest was quickly apprehended.
They say that person may be attached to other recent shootings in the vicinity.
A witness saw the commotion.
‘I looked out the window, and I saw that kid lying on the ground,’ she told the Daily News. ‘I saw the cops pumping his chest from my window.’
Griffin, who just started at Benjamin Cordozo High School in Bayside, dreamed of reaching the NBA.
A large police presence Saturday night outside a housing complex in Jamaica, Queens, where a person of interest in in custody for the murdering a teenager
Officers cordon off the road leading to the Baisley Park Houses, where a 14-year-old was shot and killed
Police investigate after a 14-year-old was killed by a gunshot to the neck. A person of interest was apprehended
‘He told his mom he was going to buy her a car and a house,’ the victim’s mother’s boyfriend Larry Jervis told the Daily News.
The victim’s profile picture says ‘Basketball Never Stops.’
One neighbor spoke about the boy’s murder.
‘He was a good kid, just a young, good kid … I’ve seen him with a trophy,’ she told the Daily News.