Teen busted in Sept. shooting death of boy, 15, in Brooklyn park: NYPD

Brooklyn Park shooting
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police arrested a teen in connection to the September shooting death of another teen in a Brooklyn park, authorities announced Thursday.

The unidentified 16-year-old-boy was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

According to officials, 15-year-old Unique Smith was fatally shot in the abdomen a couple of blocks from his high school at a downtown Brooklyn park on Sept. 7, 2022.

The victim was dismissed from school at 1:30 p.m. due to a scheduled half-day, and police said he then made his way toward McLaughlin Park at Tillary and Jay streets.

Witnesses told police that Smith was sitting on the bench with two girls when two young men, both wearing black ski masks, approached. Words were exchanged and a fist fight ensued.

Smith was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

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