Police arrested on Tuesday for the murder of a 10-year-old Queens boy who was shot at a family barbecue a few days before his 11th birthday.
A 29-year-old Joban Young was charged with two murders in a shooting on June 6, according to a New York Police Department spokeswoman. Young was processed from the 101st district of the NYPD.
According to police, Wallace was celebrating his first beach day with his family since the pandemic began. The criminal reportedly fired eight shots from the front door of Wallace’s relatives’ house and then drove in a dark SUV.
New York Police Department officials said the shooting believed to be related to Forester’s controversy with neighbors over the use and maintenance of shared driveways. He was discussing parking in that space that day with his neighbors, they said.
The shooting was one of six people in the city on Saturday, nine were injured or killed.It happened in the astonishing surge of gun violence by the NYPD data Mayor Bill de Blasio called the killing a “cowardly act” on Twitter and vowed to find the murderer at a press conference on Sunday.
“The idea of losing a child before you die is correct. There are no words,” he said.
New York Police Department Secretary Dermot Shay also visited his family on Monday with other NYPD staff.
“It’s a great day. It’s going to be the day my son is playing here. I can’t imagine the pain they’re experiencing,” she said. Affiliate WLNY..
The boy, who is called the “calculator” because Wallace’s family loves math, was a family star and showed love to people regardless of their appearance.
“He’s there for you,” his father Albert Wallace, 57, Told New York Daily news“He is charming, compassionate, and very smart.”
He said he would like to take Justin in the sun for a day after being quarantined indoors for COVID-19 for a year. The two were taken to Rockaway Beach, Queens’ beach district, where they and their classmates spent the afternoon. They then headed to a relative’s house, where they participated in a family barbecue. But shortly before they left, Wallace’s sister asked Wallace for help in the basement, and Justin was left without being near the front door. It was the moment Justin was shot.
“At that time, I turned back with my son,” Wallace said. “If I hadn’t turned back, my son would have been alive today.”
Young’s hearing is not yet scheduled.