Unknown Dejah Joyner Killer- New York- 2015 (ARREST!) Nov 29, 2015 11:41:27 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 29, 2015 11:41:27 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: CBS New York)
A 12-year-old Hempstead girl who was struck by a stray bullet while sitting inside her own living room has died, police said.
Dejah Joyner, who also goes by “Daisy,” was shot around 5 p.m. Friday, police said. She was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. Saturday at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, authorities said.
Investigators believe someone on the street in front of the two-story home on Dartmouth Street opened fire and missed the intended target, possibly in a gang-related dispute.
A single bullet went through a plate-glass window and struck the girl in the head.
No arrest has been made. Crime Stoppers is putting up $50,000 in reward money and an additional $25,000 is being offered by Hempstead officials as cops search for the gunman.
Nassau County police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.
“Dejah Joyner’s life was violently cut short before she even had a chance to live it,” Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement Sunday. “This is a heartbreaking tragedy and we will do everything in our power to make sure that the gunman is brought to justice.”
A vigil was held Sunday to remember Dejah.
Thoughts? According to another article, Dejah was serving her brother dinner when she was shot. This is unfortunately what feels like the 1 millionth case we've seen of a young child dying as the result of a stray bullet. And once again, it's speculated "No Snitching" codes are what's stopping people from speaking up. Someone knows who was shooting at who, and needs to do the right thing and speak up.
nassaucounty.crimestoppersweb.com/crimeoftheweek.aspx (scroll down or search via ctrl + f for Joyner case)
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