Dispute Culminated In Deadly Gunplay
Police have charged a Bushwick resident with the Jan. 4 murder of a 16-year-old East Williamsburg youth, it was announced last Saturday, Jan. 11.
Jahiem Spruill, 17, of Bleecker Street was charged, Saturday, with second degree murder and second degree criminal possession of a weapon, police records show. He allegedly shot Iquan Williams in the head as the young man left a party in the Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn.
Gunfire erupted in the lobby of 1856 Prospect Pl. at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 4, police said.
Shooting started after Williams and Spruill (known to one another before the incident) became embroiled in a dispute in front of the Brownsville apartment, police said. Law enforcement sources would not comment on the nature of the dispute.
EMS reported to the scene and pronounced the youth dead, it was noted.
Reportedly, the victim’s brother saw Facebook posts in which the suspect threatened to bring a gun to the party.
According to published reports, the teen’s family tried to get him not to go to the party, but he did not relent.
“He texted me: ‘I’m coming home. I’ll be O.K. I love you,'” his mother, Tianna Greene, told the New York Times. “His best friend died the same way. We don’t do parties.”
Spruill was arraigned on Jan 12, and he will appear in Kings Criminal Court on Jan. 17.