Two More Teens Slain in Violent Summer Weekend

Two More Teens Slain in Violent Summer Weekend

After last week’s tragic shooting of a 16-year old by a fellow teenager in Bed-Stuy, violence over the weekend claimed the lives of two more Brooklynites under the age of majority.

First, just after 6:00 am on Saturday, July 14, three young men in Brownsville were involved in a verbal dispute that turned physical, leaving two victims stabbed and one dying near Belmont Avenue and Mother Gaston Boulevard.

Officers responded to the scene to find 15-year old Parlay Oller stabbed in the abdomen, along with an 18-year old with a stab wound in his chest and a 25-year old stabbed in the right shoulder.

Police transported all the victims to Brookdale Hospital, where Parlay Oller was pronounced dead on arrival. The other two were treated in stable condition.

The next day, police announced that one of the victims, 25-year old Jayson Smith, was responsible for Oller’s murder. He was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon, NYPD confirmed.

That same day—Sunday, June 15—another murder took place, this time in East New York, outside the Cypress Hills houses.

Around 5:00 pm, police received a 911 call of a man shot in the area of Fountain and Blake Avenues, NYPD confirmed. Arriving to the scene, officers found 16-year old Justin Richey unconscious and unresponsive on the corner, with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, said police.

EMS transported the teenager to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. An investigation into the shooting is underway, but so far, no arrests have been made.

The spike in violence has led to reaction from politicians and community leaders. Borough President Eric Adams took to Twitter to respond the killings this weekend: “There has been a disturbing and deadly uptick in violence across our borough in recent days. Cooler heads must prevail amid these hotter days,” Adams wrote. “I’ve convened local clergy to organize on our streets, along with our violence interrupters, and advance peace.”

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