12-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Teen Cousin with Gun

BROOKLYN, NY – A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after a 14-year-old teen was fatally shot in Brooklyn on Sunday. The incident occurred in the Howard Houses when the victim, Jasai Guy, and his cousin were playing with a firearm inside a fifth-floor apartment.

The young victim was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital but was sadly pronounced dead. According to police sources, the 12-year-old suspect, whose identity is being withheld due to his age, is facing charges of manslaughter, criminal neglect homicide, and criminal possession of a weapon.

The shooting has left the community shaken, with neighbors expressing their sadness and concern over the incident. Many remember the victim as a good kid who frequently enjoyed playing basketball with his friends.

The area has seen an increase in violence, as data from the NYPD reveals that the 73rd precinct, where the shooting took place, has seen a rise in murders compared to the previous year.

Residents are calling for action to address the proliferation of “ghost guns” and to ensure the safety of their community. The tragic event has highlighted the need for heightened measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

The 12-year-old suspect is currently in custody, awaiting further legal proceedings. This heartbreaking incident serves as a devastating reminder of the importance of gun safety and the need for responsible firearm ownership.