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Moped rider wanted for murder of 11-year-old turns himself in: NYPD

The young man who police say was driving the moped where a gunman, 15, fatally shot 11-year-old Kyhara Tay with a stray bullet last week, turned himself in to the NYPD Monday, police said.

Omar Bojang, 18, was led in foot chains from the NYPD’s 41st Precinct home Monday night after surrendering to police with a lawyer by his side.

Bojang strode out of the police building with his head bowed and ignored reporters’ questions about the little girl’s murder as he was ushered into a waiting police car.

Police had previously identified him as the man driving the moped on May 16 when Matthew Godwin tried to shoot a 13-year-old rival – but shot Tay in the stomach instead just before 5pm, police said. She visited a nearby nail salon.

Omar Bojang, who allegedly drove the shooter of 11-year-old Kyhara Tay on a moped, turned himself in to police.
Omar Bojang, who allegedly drove the shooter of 11-year-old Kyhara Tay on a moped, turned himself in to police.
Bojang was driving 15-year-old Matthew Godwin when the teenager allegedly shot Tay with a stray bullet.
Police say Bojang was driving 15-year-old Matthew Godwin when the teenager allegedly shot Tay with a stray bullet.
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Godwin was caught on Friday hiding at a hotel with his mother, officials said.

He was taken into custody at 2 a.m. at the Hotel 95 in the Harding Park area of ​​the Bronx, where the family had checked in the night before, officials said at an earlier news conference.

Godwin was charged as an adult with murder, manslaughter and dual possession of weapons.

Police asked the public for help in locating Bojang, who was previously wanted for possible involvement in a series of robberies in the Bronx in which perpetrators lured victims through social media and then robbed them at gunpoint, police said With.

Godwin allegedly tried to shoot a 13-year-old when he punched Tay outside a Bronx nail salon last week.
Godwin allegedly tried to shoot a 13-year-old when he punched Tay outside a Bronx nail salon last week.
A memorial to Tay outside her home in the Bronx.
A memorial to Tay outside her home in the Bronx.
Robert Mueller
Tay's father (left) and mother at a memorial service at the site of the shooting on May 17, 2022.
Tay’s father (left) and mother at a memorial service at the site of the shooting on May 17, 2022.
Robert Mueller

Bojang was shot in the leg in two separate incidents, according to authorities. The charges against Bojang were pending Monday afternoon.

The dead girl’s mother, Yahisha Gomez, previously told the Post she was not interested in hearing the killer’s name.

“It’s sad to say the kids are killing kids,” she said. “If you hold a gun and you shoot a gun and you kill someone, you become a murderer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a kid, if you’re an adult, it doesn’t matter to me, 15 years old, you’re still a killer. I don’t want to know his name, his name is Killer, he’s a killer.”

https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/moped-driver-wanted-in-11-year-olds-killing-turns-himself-in-nypd/ Moped rider wanted for murder of 11-year-old turns himself in: NYPD

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