Teen being held in LA in connection with Queens basketball court murder of 14-year-old Aamir Griffin

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Friday, August 27, 2021
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Sean Brown, 18, is being held for extradition as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Aamir Griffin, fatally shot on a basketball court at the Baisley Park Houses in

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- An 18-year-old man is being held on a detainer in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Queens in 2019.

Detectives believe Sean Brown is the gunman who fatally shot Aamir Griffin on a Queens basketball court, killing the promising young basketball player in a tragic stray bullet shooting.

Brown is believed to have been targeting another teen on the courts of the Baisley Park Houses.

The suspect is a reputed member of a gang based in the Baisley Gardens apartment complex. His intended target was a member of a rival gang, based in the city-run Baisley Park Houses.

He fired from more than 100 yards away, striking the 14-year-old Griffin, who was just playing basketball.

Brown fled to Los Angeles soon after the murder. But detectives tracked him through social media, and he was arrested Monday.

He is expected to be charged with second degree murder when he is eventually back to Queens.

The murder has been a high priority for the NYPD since the killing.

Last month, renovations were unveiled in honor of 14-year-old Aamir Griffin at the basketball court where he was killed.

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