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Suspect Arrested in Death of Shamoya


While details are sketchy right now, Black Westchester Magazine has been told a suspect has been arrested in the death of 13-year-old Shamoya McKenzie. He’s facing second degree murder charges, according to sources.

ABC Eyewitness News reported that police announced they had made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old basketball star who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while on her way home from practice on New Year’s Eve.

Sources tell BW the suspect in custody is David Hardy. Despite tips we have yet to confirm it was gang-related as we told.

No further details have been released regarding the suspect, stay tuned to BW for more of this developing story

New York State Crime Stoppers had increased the award from $2500 to $5000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the fatal shooting of the Mount Vernon teenager basketball player who had aspired to attend the University of Connecticut and one day play in the WNBA, Friday as she was being laid to rest.


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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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