According to authorities, an ex-con named Shane Lloyd was charged this week with murdering a 15-year-old student-athlete named Amir James in East Harlem on Memorial Day.
Authorities said Shane Lloyd, who is being held at Rikers Island in connection with a hit-and-run in September 2020, was linked to the death of Amir James on May 31 between Lexington Avenue and East 123rd Street.
He is 33 years old.
Shane Lloyd Killed 15-Year-Old Boy Named Amir James Full Details
According to nypost.com, James, a student at Thurgood Marshall Academy, was shot in the chest by the lone gunman while out getting fried chicken with his sister and another relative at 10:30 p.m., according to authorities. At Harlem Hospital, the teen was pronounced dead.
“Shane Lloyd, a 33-year-old parolee from Queens, was busted on charges he killed Amir James, a basketball loving 15-year-old…”
“…was serving five years on supervised release after he finished a three-year sentence for gun possession in 2019…”https://t.co/jXbJILrfmy
It wasn’t apparent whether he was the intended target or a bystander. A 30-year-old male was also shot in the knee.
Lloyd was arrested on July 22 for allegedly throwing a handgun out of his automobile after colliding with another vehicle and fleeing on September 13, 2020, according to authorities. Lloyd, who also goes by the first name Antonio, was under post-release supervision at the time of the alleged offense, according to state corrections records, for a prior weapons possession conviction.
According to the records, Lloyd was released from jail in August 2019 after serving a three-year sentence for the firearms conviction.
Rosemary West, Amir’s grandmother, previously characterized him as a top student and exceptional athlete who excelled in football, basketball, and kickball. She said, “Always called on him to get on the team because he was so good,” nypost.com reported
“I taught him how to cook,” West said, adding that they enjoyed cooking breakfast together, as well as peas and rice, potato salad, and barbecue chicken. The day following the murder, West said, “He would have been a great person,”
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