A suspect has been apprehended, a police source said on Wednesday, who is believed to have fired the shot that killed a 17-year-old girl at a home party in Brooklyn.
On Wednesday, Javone Duncan, 22, was charged with murder and illegal firearm possession.
According to the source, Duncan shot Raelynn Cameron in the chest on October 10 at an unplanned house party held in an empty East New York residence on Eldert Lane close to Dumont Avenue.
He insisted he didn’t kill Raelynn as he was being brought from the 75th Precinct stationhouse Wednesday night.
According to her family, Raelynn, who lived in Far Rockaway, attended the party at her cousin’s request.
Just ten days shy of turning 18, the ambitious dancer came up at the party where a group of young people who knew each other all attended, still wearing their pajamas.
The following events are unclear, and a police spokeswoman claimed she had not yet received information about the murder’s motive on Wednesday afternoon.
The victim’s mother, Cassandra Adams, told the Daily News that when the cousin left the party and Raelynn alone in a room with numerous men, Raelynn texted a family member to ask for help.
Raelynn has shot shortly after, and it was too late for anyone to step in. She couldn’t be saved despite being taken urgently to Brookdale University Hospital.
Raelynn informed first responders she was shot unintentionally and refused to identify the gunman to authorities as she was rushed away in an ambulance, according to police sources.
Raelynn’s body was pulled into the elevator and discarded in the lobby.
Her mother, however, thinks that when she was left in the lobby, she had already passed away.