Police ID suspect after teen fatally shot on Brooklyn basketball court

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Bill Ritter has the details.

Police identified a suspect after a shooting killed a teenager on a Brooklyn basketball court last week.

Police said 16-year-old Oluwadurotimi Oyebola, or Timi, was playing basketball in Brownsville with friends after school September 21 when he was suddenly shot in the head and killed. Two shots were fired from more than 100 feet away.

Officials are not releasing the suspect's identity, but they say he is in a gang in East New York. Police said the suspect may have targeted another person playing basketball, not Oyebola.
A vigil was held Tuesday night to remember the teen. More than 100 mourners turned out at Chester Playground Oyebola.

"If you saw Timi, you would rarely see him in a bad mood. He was just always happy, always made people laugh," said Andre Jean, one of his varsity basketball teammates.

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