“We are all devastated, we are numb…”: 17-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx

Stray Bullet: 17-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx
"We are all devastated, we are numb...": 17-Year-Old Charged in Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl in the Bronx (Images: Screenshot/YouTube/Eyewitness News ABC7NY)

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a girl in the Bronx.

Jeremiah Ryan, 17, was charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon late Saturday.

The charges stem from a shooting that occurred Friday afternoon, killing 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo and injuring two other teenagers.

Yambo had just left Bronx Preparatory Charter School in the South Bronx when gunfire rang out around 1:45 p.m. at the corner of E. 156th And St. Anns.

Saturday, Yambo’s heartbroken mother spoke out. “I sent my daughter to get an education and she died,” said Yambo’s mother, Yanely Henriquez.

Ryan was apprehended at his home following a series of surveillance videos. According to police, the fatal shooting may have been committed with the aid of a ghost gun. Six shell casings were discovered at the scene.

“A child that has zero police contact at all. And he goes from smoking marijuana to killing somebody — and I just don’t have that answer for you,” said NYPD Assistant Chief Timothy McCormack.

“We have to do something we have to do something, I don’t know to laws to be stricter about purchasing guns and all that stuff — something needs to be done,” said Henriquez.

Yambo suffered a chest wound, while another 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy sustained leg wounds.

They were all transported to Lincoln Hospital, where Yambo was pronounced dead. The remaining teen victims are expected to survive. They are all considered to be unwitting bystanders.

“We are all devastated, we are numb, we are in disbelief. Now I have to get strong for my two older kids,” added Henriquez.

“I still don’t understand why — why her? It’s questions after questions after questions,” Henriquez said.

The agonizing reality is that there may be no answers.

“For him, I will let God take care of it. I will let God take care of it, but I wish he dies in jail and pays for what he did to my child,” Henriquez stated.

According to police, the shooting occurred as a result of two people shouting and gesticulating toward one another across the street.



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