Suspect Charged With Shooting, Killing Hempstead Girl

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect was arrested for allegedly killing a 12-year-old girl who was inside her Hempstead home when she was hit by a gunshot he fired from outside it three months ago, Nassau County police said.Jakwan KellerJakwan Keller was charged Sunday with second-degree murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 20-year-old Hempstead man fired the gunshot that struck Dejah Joyner in the head while she was in the living room of her Dartmouth Street home at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.The victim was taken to a Winthrop University Hospital where she died the next day.Police had offered a $75,000 reward for information in the case.Keller will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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