Video Confession of Man Accused of Killing Cheyenne Baez Played For Jury

By Ben Fractenberg on May 17, 2012 9:04pm 

Boris Brown confesses to shooting into a crowd where Cheyenne Baez was standing before she was killed, according to a police confession video dated Oct. 12, 2010
Boris Brown confesses to shooting into a crowd where Cheyenne Baez was standing before she was killed, according to a police confession video dated Oct. 12, 2010
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Manhattan DIstrict Attorney's Office

HARLEM — The man accused of killing 17-year-old Cheyenne Baez confessed to firing three times into in a Harlem courtyard when Baez was killed, according to his statements in a video that was entered into evidence in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday.

"I don't know if I killed the little girl," said Boris Brown, 20, to the assistant district attorney who interviewed him in the video, which was taped Oct. 12, 2010.

"I don't know if I shot the girl. I don't know," said Brown. "If it came from me, I didn't mean to do that. I don't have the heart to kill nobody or none of that."

The incident happened at the Jackie Robinson Houses on East 128th Street on Oct. 3, a little after 1 a.m.

Brown and a group of friends allegedly entered a courtyard full of people at the houses and one of them yelled, "Shakedown!" before Brown pulled the gun and fired into the crowd.

"You shot toward the courtyard, right?" one of the attorneys asked in the video, while interviewing Brown.

"Yeah," Brown replied.

The officer later asked him if he saw anyone else with a weapon.

"I mean, they could have had a gun and shot back — I don't know. Once I shot, I left. There was mad people."

Towards the end of the video, Brown said he and his crew were jumped.

"We got robbed, and we came back to get the phone, and I shot three times and left," he said.

Brown also expressed remorse if he, indeed, did shoot Baez.

"I'm ready to deal with the consequences."

Cheyenne Baez, 17, was the innocent victim of a Harlem shooting last October when a gunman walked into the courtyard of her mother's apartment at the Jackie Robinson Houses at East 128th Street and Lexington Avenue and opened fire.
Cheyenne Baez, 17, was the innocent victim of a Harlem shooting last October when a gunman walked into the courtyard of her mother's apartment at the Jackie Robinson Houses at East 128th Street and Lexington Avenue and opened fire.
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