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Tyrek was described by his mother as caring, loving, and a curious child! He lived in Crown Heights NY with his loving family. He was only 14 years old when he went out to ride his bike. Tyrek was fatally shot in the left eye. Tyrek was rushed to Kings County Hospital were he would pass away.  

 

CROWN HEIGHTS, NY (1010 WINS) – Police say a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday night outside of a bodega near his home in Crown Heights.

Tyrek O’Hara-Morris went out to ride his bike Wednesday and never returned.

Instead, detectives showed up at his mother’s front door to tell her that her 14-year-old had been shot in the head.

His mother, Althea O’Hara, is trying to cope with her son’s death. “My son was shot, was shot. Got shot in the left eye,” she said.

Tyrek was shot around 8:30 p.m., just down the street from his home in front of a bodega at Park Place and Troy Avenue.

Police say he was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he later died.

Althea said she had no reason to worry when her son left the house. “I have no fear of this neighborhood,” she said. “I feel comfortable walking this neighborhood at all hours.”

But a man who lives down the block said the neighborhood is full of gangs and guns.

“My son is a caring, loving, curious child,” said Althea. ”He’s a warm, caring person.”

Police say they are questioning people, but so far, no charges have been filed.

 

CBS NEW YORK REPORT
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD has arrested an 18-year-old in the killing of a 14-year-old boy on a Brooklyn street.

Tyrek O’Hara-Morris was shot in the head around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside of a bodega near his Crown Heights home. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he later died.

Police said Dequan Edwards has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and weapon possession. The name of his attorney was not immediately known.

“My son was shot, was shot. Got shot in the left eye,” said Tyrek’s mother, Althea O’Hara.

Althea said she had no reason to worry when her son left the house. “I have no fear of this neighborhood,” she said. “I feel comfortable walking this neighborhood at all hours.”

“My son is a caring, loving, curious child,” she said. “He’s a warm, caring person.”

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