15-year-old arrested in shooting that left teen dead in NYC livery cab: 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.
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NYC Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams traveled to Washington to discuss crime with President Biden amid an uptick in gun violence across the city.

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.
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A teen was killed while standing on a sidewalk in the Bronx, in what is being called a 'gang-related shooting.'

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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