Jovan Young, 29, has been charged with the murder of Justin Wallace, a 10-year-old boy. Justin was shot in the abdomen at his Queens house on Saturday, June 5, when Young fired a shot from the gate into the enclosure.
He also shot Justin’s uncle, who was 29 years old and had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
He is 29 years old. Justin Wallace was 10 years old.
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The shooter, Jovan Young, is a Queens resident who hired the car he used to get to the shooting spot. According to accounts, on Tuesday, June 8, Young stepped into the police station and confessed to the shooting. Young had already been interviewed by police, but he claimed he was not engaged in the shooting.
He admitted to authorities that he was in the car that was used in the shooting, but claimed he was not participating in it.
He also allegedly assured authorities that he would assist in the search for the shooter. He subsequently modified his tale, admitting to being the perpetrator. Young does have a criminal past, according to NBC New York, but none of his previous charges are considered “serious.”
He is also not a known gang member, according to police. The gun used in the shooting has also been found and linked to Young. Young was seen being led to jail by officers from the 101 precincts late Tuesday night. When he will be arraigned is unknown.
Young has been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the police. Young walked into a waiting car, stone-faced, between two detectives, for the travel to central booking on Tuesday night.
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