Thursday, June 2, 2011

14-Year-Old Murdered on Park Place (77th Precinct)

On June 1, 2011 at approximately 2035 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 1250 Park Place within the confines of the 77 Pct. Upon arrival, police discovered a M/B/14 who was shot one time in the head. EMS responded and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced DOA.

The victim is identified as:

Tyrek O'Hara-Morris,  M/B/14

959 St. Mark's Avenue, Apt. 4B

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Brooklyn teen shot to death just blocks from his home while walking with his friends: cops

By Matthew Nestel


A 14-year-old Brooklyn boy was shot to death just blocks from his home, police said Thursday.

Tyrek O'Hara-Morris took a bullet in the head about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday as he walked with pals in Crown Heights, cops said.

"He was just out with friends," his mother Althea O'Hara said. "It was a nice, hot summer day."

Tyrek was taken to Kings County Hospital but could not be saved. No arrests have been made.

Police sources said the youth, who attended Automotive High School in Fort Greene, had been arrested several times in the past for fighting.

One young man said he ran to help after gunshots rang out.

"I heard 'pop-pop' when I was on the corner up the street. I ran over and there was a crowd around him," he said.

Relatives said although Tyrek had gotten into some trouble in the streets, he had good heart and came from a strong, caring family.

"We all tried hard to intervene and let him know to try to be on the right path," said his aunt Constance O'Hara-Budd, a teacher from Valley Stream, L.I.
"Normally when these things happen, you hear people come on the news and they say, 'Oh, my son was good kid,' but he was a good kid."

Tyrek's mother said her son was set to travel to England to spend the summer with his father in Bristol.

"He was looking forward to this summer," she said. "He was finally going to spend the summer with his father. This was going to be a new beginning for him."

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