15-year-old arrested in shooting that left teen dead in NYC livery cab: Police

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
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A 15-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection to the murder of a 16-year-old, left shot to death in a livery cab in the Bronx, according to police.

MOUNT HOPE, Bronx (WABC) -- A 15-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection to the murder of a 16-year-old, left shot to death in a livery cab in the Bronx, according to police.

Authorities say a 15-year-old male was the one who opened fire on a livery vehicle in the Bronx last Sunday, killing 16-year-old Ramon Gil-Medrano.

They say he opened fire from a scooter and shot Gil-Medrano in the head and chest around 11:30 p.m. on July 11.

He was arrested Saturday morning, arraigned and held without bail. He will be back in the youth part of criminal court on Monday for a hearing on whether he will continue to be prosecuted as an adult.

According to police, 19-year-old Mekhi Williams was also on a scooter that pulled up to the victim's livery car and has been charged with possession of a weapon used in the murder.

Williams is also suspected of being the gunman in a non-fatal shooting days before this killing.

Police say Gil-Medrano's murder was retaliation for a gang shooting that left 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot dead in the Bronx during the same weekend.

More young men are expected in to be arrested in the murder of Gil-Medrano, as detectives investigate that and the related gang retaliation killings of a Elliot and a 19-year-old.

The Bronx is currently struggling with a rash of crimes involving teen suspects.

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