Teenager Arrested in Coney Island Teen's Murder on Christmas Eve

By Jess Wisloski on February 8, 2014 3:34pm 

 Police are investigating the shooting death of a teen in Coney Island.
Police are investigating the shooting death of a teen in Coney Island.
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CONEY ISLAND — A teenager was arrested and charged in the murder of a Brooklyn teenager on Christmas Eve, police said.

The victim, Yaquin English, 17, was gunned down in front of his home at the Gravesend Houses on Dec. 24.

Jerome Leslie, 17, of Coney Island, was taken into custody and then charged by the NYPD with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death, police said.

English was standing outside 3144 Bay View Ave., a New York City Housing Authority residence, just before 7 p.m on Christmas Eve when he was shot multiple times in the torso and leg, police said.

The arrest came after an ongoing investigation.

 

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