Person of Interest Being Questioned in Death of 14-Year-Old Queens Girl
NEW YORK CITY — Cops were questioning a person of interest Thursday in connection with the death of a 14-year-old Queens girl, D'aja Robsinon, who was shot to death on her way home from a Sweet 16 party last weekend.
Police did not immediately have other details, but the Wall Street Journal reported that the person of interest was a 16-year-old boy.
Robinson, a straight-A student who loved to dance, was sitting on a Q6 bus on Sutphin Boulevard, near Baisely Pond Park on May 18 about 9 p.m. when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets, hitting her in the temple.
Cops believe the shooting was sparked by a beef over a Facebook post that insulted a gang in the area, the Snow Gang, according to sources.
Investigators believe that the shooter was targeting another 14-year-old girl who was on the bus at the same time as Robinson, who posted the "diss" on Facebook.
Cops are offering up a $22,000 reward for information about the case.
A private funeral service is being held for her at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York on Friday.