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voiceofreason
05-19-2013, 07:28 AM
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/19/girl-14-shot-and-killed-on-bus-in-queens/

Girl, 14, Shot And Killed On Bus In Queens
Group Was Reportedly Returning From Party When Man Fired Into Bus
May 19, 2013 9:11 AM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The hunt was on Sunday morning for a gunman who shot and killed a 14-year-old girl on a city bus in Queens.

As 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported, a group of young people had just boarded the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus at 150th Street and Rockaway Boulevard in South Jamaica around 9 p.m. Saturday, including Daja Robinson, 14.

The group apparently had just left a sweet 16 party when they got on the bus, and the man on the street fired repeatedly into the Q6 bus – hitting Daja and killing her.

The Bobster
05-19-2013, 11:58 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/year_queens_girl_struck_killed_bus_RgQ8fKojytW9QW9 f2EAorI

14-year-old girl struck, killed by bullet while riding a city bus in Queens
By LARRY CELONA, DANIEL PRENDERGAST and KENNETH GARGER
Last Updated: 7:50 AM, May 19, 2013
Posted: 11:06 PM, May 18, 2013

A 14-year-old girl leaving a friend’s Sweet 16 party was shot dead while boarding a city bus in Queens last night when a gunman opened fire from the sidewalk, cops said.

The victim, identified as Daja Robinson, was struck at least once in the head at about 9 p.m. and pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital, according to police.

Cops were searching for the shooter, who ran away after spraying bullets at the Q6 bus, which was stopped while headed north on Sutphin Boulevard near 125th Avenue in Jamaica.

A detective at the scene said about 10 shots were fired.

A source said the gunman targeted a small group of girls who were boarding the bus after leaving a Sweet 16 party at the nearby Onyx Lounge.

It was unknown what the motive was or whether Robinson was the intended victim.

Outside the club, a woman said cops were grilling patrons there about what they knew.

“The cops were just questioning me to see if it was a private event, who was here, and when they left,” a woman said outside the bar.

“There was no altercation here. It’s not like anything spilled out from here.”

Neighborhood resident Keisha Johnson, 21, said: “It sounded like Iraq out here.”

The Bobster
05-21-2013, 10:05 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/qns_bus_slay_target_is_warned_you_rfS2hQd9npFO6dRC lhKPRM

Queens bus-slay ‘target’ is warned: ‘You’re next’
By LARRY CELONA, DANA SAUCHELLI & JAMIE SCHRAM
Last Updated: 5:54 AM, May 21, 2013
Posted: 2:35 AM, May 21, 2013

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A bullet hole in the window of a bus where D’aja Robinson was killed in Queens. Another girl on the bus got a text message that read, 'You're next,' after the slaying.


A girl riding a Queens bus with 14-year-old D’aja Robinson when she was fatally shot in the head later received a terrifying text message: “You’re next,” law-enforcement sources told The Post yesterday.

Cops believe the unidentified girl who got the message had been the real target of a gunman who shot up the Q6 bus Saturday, killing D’aja, the sources said.

Police believe the shooting was prompted by a rivalry between two gangs, the sources said.

The girl who got the text is friendly with members of the EBK gang, while the shooter is a member of the rival Snow Gang, the sources said.

Cops tried to question the text message’s recipient, but she was not cooperative, the sources said.

Investigators have also identified several “persons of interest” in the killing.

“We have a couple of people ID’d that we want to talk to, including one possible shooter,” a source told The Post, adding that cops had gotten four solid tips and a photo from Crime Stoppers.

A former schoolmate of D’aja, Keshawna Wallace, 13, said people in the Jamaica neighborhood believe they know who the gunman is.

“People kind of had an idea of who it was,” Keshawna said.

“If the police don’t find him, the south side of Jamaica will. We’re not going to stop until we find the person who killed D’aja.”

The popular teen’s angry grandfather called the callous thug who opened fire on the crowded bus “a stupid kid doing stupid s--t” and predicted the killer “will be caught sooner or later.”

The Bobster
05-23-2013, 12:27 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/police_question_teen_queens_shooting_Py96AomP7WuJv 1FlSavj1L

Police question teen in shooting death of 14-year-old girl on Queens bus
By KIRSTAN CONLEY
Last Updated: 1:53 PM, May 23, 2013
Posted: 1:23 PM, May 23, 2013

Queens detectives picked up a 16-year-old boy for questioning, in connection to the shocking slaying of a 14-year-old girl, killed on a city bus this past weekend, police said.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly disclosed this latest development, after appearing at City Council budget hearing today.

New Yorkers were outraged after learning about the death of Daja Robinson, 14, who was shot in the head while sitting on the Q6 bus.

The shooter is believed to be a gang member, who was gunning for a 16-year-old girl on that same bus, law enforcement sources have told The Post. That girl had been targeted for death for dissing the shooter's crew, sources said.


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Shooting victim Daja Robinson making gang signs

voiceofreason
05-30-2013, 10:31 PM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Kevin-McClinton-Suspect-Homicide-14-Year-Old-Queens-Girl-Bus-209601891.html


Police Identify Suspect in Bus Shooting Death of Girl, 14, in Queens
A 21-year-old is wanted for homicide in the death of Daja Robinson
Thursday, May 30, 2013 | Updated 11:25 PM EDT

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Police have identified a suspect in the deadly shooting of a14-year-old girl on a Queens public bus.

Authorities say Kevin McClinton, 21, is wanted for the May 18 homicide.

Police have said the shooting was believed to be a dispute between gang members, and the gunshot accidentally went through the window of the bus and hit Daja Robinson in the head.

Last week police said they were questioning a teenager in connection with the shooting. It's not clear what his perceived role was in the shooting.

Robinson was on her way home from a sweet 16 party, police said. She was sitting about three rows from the back of the bus when she was struck.

McClinton is described as 5 foot 10, 160 pounds and having dreadlocks.

The Bobster
06-04-2013, 10:17 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/cops_capture_man_suspected_in_teen_EG90D1PXJQzQbUO 9tQ1pvL

Cops capture man suspected in teen bus slay
By REBECCA HARSHBARGER
Last Updated: 11:40 AM, June 4, 2013
Posted: 11:36 AM, June 4, 2013

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D'aja Robinson


The NYPD has a man in custody in the slaying of the 14-year-old Queens girl last month on a city bus, authorities said.

Law-enforcement sources say Kevin McClinton, 21, was apprehended in South Carolina this morning.

He has not been extradited to New York yet.

McClinton was wanted for opening fire on the Q6 in Jamaica-- and shooting D'aja Robinson, 16, in the head in May.

Cops said the gunfire was gang-related, and Robinson was not the intended target.

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Kevin McClinton in a previous mugshot released by the NYPD when he was named a person of interest

The Bobster
07-31-2014, 10:49 AM
http://nypost.com/2014/07/31/second-person-arrested-in-teen-girls-murder-on-bus/

Second person arrested in teen girl’s murder on bus
By Larry Celona and Matt McNulty
July 31, 2014 | 5:55am

A second person was arrested Wednesday in the tragic shooting of a 14-year-old girl who was killed while riding a bus in Jamaica, Queens, last year, cops said.

Shamel Capers, 16, was charged with murder in connection with the shooting of D’aja Robinson, who was killed on May 18, 2013, according to police.

A law-enforcement source said that both Capers and the other suspect, Kevin McClinton, 21, used the same weapon to fire a number of rounds at the side of the bus. McClinton was arrested in June 2013.

“We had been investigating the possibility of a second suspect in D’aja Robinson’s murder,” a police source said. “McClinton said another person, a friend, was with him and fired the gun first.”

It’s not clear which suspect fired the fatal shot, but they were both charged with murder because they were intentionally shooting at the side of the bus.

Capers was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Wednesday and charged with murder, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, according to DA Richard Brown

The Bobster
05-10-2016, 08:28 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/05/10/man-found-guilty-in-shooting-that-killed-teen-girl-on-bus/

Man found guilty in shooting that killed teen girl on bus
By Emily Saul
May 10, 2016 | 1:48am

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Kevin McClinton (left) was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of D'aja Robinson (right) and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Photo: Ellis Kaplan ; Matthew McDermott


A Queens man was found guilty Monday of shooting at a passing city bus and killing a 14-year-old girl as she made her way home from a Sweet 16 party.

Kevin McClinton now faces 25 years to life in prison for the murder of D’aja Robinson, who was on the Q6 bus in Jamaica on May 18, 2013, when she was gunned down.

On that day, McClinton’s crony Shamel Capers allegedly pulled out a handgun and started taking pot shots at the vehicle.

McClinton, 24, grabbed the weapon and continued firing. One bullet smashed a window and hit Robinson in the head. He was trying to hit a rival gang member to settle a Facebook beef.

McClinton, who will be sentenced in June, was convicted of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

“As we near the sad third anniversary of the death of this young, talented 14-year-old, let her loved ones take a modicum of comfort in the knowledge that her killer has been brought to justice,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Capers is awaiting trial.

The Bobster
09-14-2016, 06:53 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/09/14/judge-slams-tough-guy-teen-killer-at-sentencing/

Judge slams ‘tough guy’ teen killer at sentencing
By Larry Celona
September 14, 2016 | 6:22pm

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Kevin McClinton in 2013. Photo: Dennis A. Clark


A Queens judge Wednesday hammered a “tough guy” for shooting and killing a 14-year-old girl aboard a bus three years ago just before sentencing the thug to 40 years to life in prison.

Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak blasted Kevin McClinton as the 24-year-old killer mumbled condolences to the family of D’aja Robinson.

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D’aja Robinson
Photo: Matthew McDermott


The innocent honors student was on her way home from a Sweet 16 party in 2013 when she was struck in the head by a bullet.

“Your words are meaningless. Don’t waste your time,” Lasak sniped at McClinton for telling the beautiful teen’s kin in court, “I apologize for my actions. I apologize for hanging out with the wrong people that night.”

The judge also came down on McClinton for not cleaning up his act even after he’d previously served time in an unrelated case.

“That’s what we call a lesson. Why didn’t you learn your lesson?” asked Lasak. “You have no respect for authority. You have no respect for human life. Was it worth it? Do you feel like a tough guy now?”

Robinson was riding the Q6 bus in Jamaica when McClinton’s pal Shamel Capers, then 15, began squeezing off shots at the vehicle.

McClinton — who was angling to settle a Facebook beef with a rival gang member — grabbed the gun and continued shooting, sending one bullet through the bus window and striking Robinson.

“There’s one vision here of a young, beautiful 14-year-old girl sitting on a bus coming home from a Sweet 16 party. That is a vision of innocence. Then you enter this vision with your 40-caliber gun,” Lasak said. “It makes no sense. Who shoots a bus of young girls?”

McClinton was convicted in May of murder and two counts of weapons possession.

His mother cried, “My baby! My baby!” as he was sentenced and was tossed out the courtroom.

Meanwhile, Robinson’s mom Shadia Sands said in court, “His apology was not sincere. I don’t accept it.”

“I’m glad he got what he did but it will never bring my daughter back,” she said.

Sands described the slain girl as an “old soul.”

Queens DA Richard Brown said Robinson didn’t deserve this fate.

“Her killer, tried before a jury and convicted, is facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life locked behind bars,” he said in a statement. “Hopefully, the loved ones of D’aja Robinson will find some solace in the knowledge that the person who took her life will likely never be free again.”

Capers, who was arrested in 2014 on murder charges, is awaiting trial.