Boy, 16, accused of taking part in beating of 15-year-old girl for her Air Jordans seen in viral video is shot dead by stranger on a Brooklyn street
- Tyquan Howard was fatally shot in broad daylight two blocks away from him home in Crown Heights
- Killing took place two months after Howard allegedly took part in ambush and robbery targeting 15-year-old girl, which was caught on video
- Howard was among a group of teens who were charged with robbery and gang assault
- Female victim was ambushed by some 20 teens, beaten, kicked and robbed off her Air Jordans
A 16-year-old boy was shot dead just blocks away from his home in Brooklyn on Tuesday, two months after he was charged with participating in a violent ambush and robbery targeting a 15-year-old girl that was caught on video.
According to the NYPD, Tyguan Howard was walking along St John’s Place in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn at around 1pm when someone opened fire on him.
The 16-year-old victim was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, reported News 12 Brooklyn.
The killing comes two months after surveillance video captured a brutal attack on a 15-year-old girl in Crown Heights
Howard was said to be among several people who were arrested and charged with robbery and gang assault for allegedly partaking in the ambush
The suspects steal the girl’s sneakers, debit card and phone during the violent altercation
Nearly 20 individuals were captured jumping, punching and kicking the 15-year-old girl Thursday afternoon
Police said even though Howard was conscious when he was found wounded on the street, he could not identify the person who shot him.
The teen was then rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The shooting took place in broad daylight on a busy street just two blocks away from the victim’s home.
Police sources told multiple local news outlets that Howard had been linked to the March 5 attack on a 15-year-old girl, who was beaten by a group of 20 teens and robbed of her Air Jordans near Utica Avenue in Crown Heights.
The New York Post reported that Howard was among a group of suspects who were subsequently arrested and charged with robbery and gang assault.
It was not immediately clear when and under what circumstances the 16-year-old had been released from jail.
The suspects in the March ambush told investigators the girl in the viral video had fought with another girl at school earlier that day.
Tyquan Howard, 16, was walking on St John’s Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Tuesday afternoon when someone fatally shot him in the abdomen
The teen was found conscious but fatally wounded outside this building, located just two blocks away from his home
Howard was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries
Surveillance footage released by the NYPD showed the group of young teenagers chased after the girl until she fell on the sidewalk.
Then, nearly 20 individuals jumped onto, kicked and punched her several times as the group swarmed around her.
As the suspects fled the scene, one of them stole the girl’s sneakers off her feet while she’s unconscious on the ground. Her phone and debit card were also stolen.
The girl was transported to NYC Health & Hospitals/Kings County to be treated for head trauma and bruises.
There is no word on whether there is a connection between the ambush on the teenage girl in March and Howard’s killing this week.
As of Wednesday morning, no arrests have been made in the boy’s death.