NEW YORK - The NYPD arrested a second teenager in connection with the killing of an 11-year-old girl on the street in the Bronx last week.
Accompanied by his parents and a lawyer, Omar Bojang, 18, surrendered to the police on Monday. Authorities charged Bojang with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon in the May 16 fatal shooting of Kyhara Tay on a sidewalk the Longwood section, the NYPD said.
Bojang was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court on Tuesday.
Last Friday, police arrested Matthew Godwin, 15, in connection with Tay's killing and charged him with murder, manslaughter, and possession of a weapon.
Police said Bojang and Godwin were riding a scooter and chasing a 13-year-old boy, who was fleeing them on foot along Fox Street near Westchester Avenue last Monday.
11-year-old Kyhara Tay was shot and killed by a gunman on a scooter who missed his intended target.
Detectives said Bojang was driving the scooter while Godwin was riding on the back.
Godwin opened fire at the teen they were chasing but missed, the NYPD said.
A bullet traveled about half a block and struck Tay, who was walking with family members. She then ran into a nearby nail salon and she passed out, according to witnesses. Tay later died at Lincoln Hospital.
The NYPD and Crime Stoppers offered a combined reward of up to $10,000 in the case. It was unclear if the arrests came from tips from the public.