Teen dies in Jamaica in city’s last homicide of 2015: police

A teenager was shot to death in Jamaica on Thursday night in the city's last reported homicide of 2015.
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Updated Jan. 1, 11:37 a.m.

He didn’t live to see the new year.

A teenager was found fatally shot in the head on a Jamaica street late Thursday night in New York City’s final reported homicide of 2015.

Officers from the 103rd Precinct found 16-year-old Jihad Jackson of Edgewood Street in Rosedale gunned down at the corner of 109th Avenue and Merrick Boulevard at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made, but an investigation is ongoing.

Editor’s note: An earlier version, based on information police released, erroneously identified Jackson as a Long Island City resident. We regret any confusion which may have resulted.

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