A 29-year-old Queens man was held with out bail Wednesday on murder costs within the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy.
Jovan Young, who surrendered to cops on Tuesday, was hauled earlier than a decide in Queens Criminal Court following the lethal taking pictures Saturday that sources stated was sparked by a beef over a shared driveway.
“There isn’t a parent alive who doesn’t mourn this family’s loss, another tragic result from gun violence,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz stated in a press release.
“The defendant allegedly fired repeatedly into an occupied house, (and) is now in custody and faces justice in our courts,” Katz stated.
Police launched surveillance allegedly displaying Young sticking a gun by a wrought-iron gate and firing a number of occasions on the dwelling in Far Rockaway, fatally hanging little Justin Wallace and injuring the boy’s 29-year-old cousin.
The boy’s cousin, Kyle Forester, was hit within the again and neck and was listed in vital situation after the taking pictures.
Queens Assistant District Attorney Bryan Kotowski stated in court docket that Young had been picked out of three picture arrays by witnesses.
“The defendant did make efforts to conceal evidence in committing this crime,” Kotowski instructed Acting Supreme Court Justice Toko Serita.
“When he did speak to police the first time he came in, he was not truthful with respect to his whereabouts and his actions with respect to the crime,” he stated. “And that was three days prior to him surrendering himself to the precinct.”
Young, carrying a white jumpsuit and a blue surgical masks, stated nothing on the proceedings apart from to reply routine questions by the decide.
However, Young’s household claimed he’s being framed for the crime.
Young’s household claimed he’s being framed for the crime.
“He called from the police station and said the police almost broke his arm,” Young’s mom, Initia Young, instructed The Post. “He said he wants a lawyer because he didn’t do what they’re saying and they’re charging him with something he didn’t do. That’s what he told me on the phone.”
The lethal taking pictures was the end result of a long-running dispute over a shared driveway at Justin’s aunt’s dwelling, the place the boy was visiting.
Young’s girlfriend, in the meantime, claimed he was attempting to clam issues down.
“He did admit he was in the car trying to diffuse the situation,” his ex-girlfriend, who has two youngsters with him, stated Wednesday.
Young surrendered to police on what would’ve been Justin’s eleventh birthday.
“He said he was innocent,” Inita Young stated. “He wanted to face whatever they was talking about. At the end of the day, I know my son and he isn’t a killer.”
But the Big Apple’s high cop wasn’t shopping for it.
“This is the person we have in custody being charged with the death of Justin,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told WPIX-11 News on Wednesday. “And he is in fact the gunman.”
Asked if cops had been on the lookout for different suspects, Shea stated, “not at this time.”
Shea additionally confirmed that the driveway was believed to be the motive.
“Everything that we have now, that we have a gathering on that day from the barbecue and there is a dispute over the shared driveway,” the commissioner stated. “This is not the first time that there have been words over that driveway.”
“And that this is what is the incident, if you will, that started the dispute,” he stated. “That later in the day this individual comes and shoots into the stairway (of the) house, hitting the two victims.”
Jovan Young additionally faces two counts of felony possession of a weapon.