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  • A 15-year-old boy has been identified as the suspect in the death of an innocent high schooler who was shot in the head in Yonkers[hhmc]

  • Marilyn Cotto Montanez, 18, died after she was shot in the head in Yonkers on Thursday. Police say she was an innocent bystsander[hhmc]

  • Police are now searching for Jamir Thompson, 15, of Yonkers, in connection with Cotto Montanez' death[hhmc]

A 15-year-old boy has been identified as the suspect in the death of an innocent high schooler who was shot in the head in Yonkers, police say.

High school junior Marilyn Cotto Montanez, 18, died after she was shot in the head near Morningside and Lake avenues around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Yonkers police said.

Police are now searching for Jamir Thompson, 15, of Yonkers, in connection with Cotto Montanez' death.


Jamir Thompson.
Photo credit: Yonkers Police Department

Police say two groups got into a dispute after Thompson stole a gold chain from another person shortly before the shooting on Thursday. At some point during the ensuing chase, Thompson pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot, hitting Cotto Montanez in the head, according to police.

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Cotto Montanez was walking to the corner store near her home with her 9-year-old sister when she was hit, police said.

Thompson may have fled the New York metropolitan area after the shooting, according to police. The Yonkers Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to his arrest.

Family members said Cotto Montanez had dreams of becoming a surgeon.

“Theyre killing people for no reason,” her sister Celimary Ramos told News 4 between tearsRead More – Source

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