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Woman, 25, Arrested in Shooting Death of New Jersey Boy, 12

Police are looking for two male suspects they believe were working with Janice Everett in a Jersey City robbery scheme

Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 12:52 PM EDT
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Woman, 25, Arrested in Shooting Death of Boy, 12

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of 12-year-old Gywan Levine Jr., who was shot as he dribbled a basketball while walking with his father on a New Jersey street last week, prosecutors said.

Janice Everett, of Rahway, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of the boy on Rutgers Avenue in Jersey City Friday night.

Detectives believe Everett and two men were involved in a robbery attempt when the boy was shot; authorities are looking for the two other suspects. Witnesses had previously said two men approached the victims and three shots were fired, but it wasn't clear if those two men are the ones police are seeking.

The boy, Gywan Levine Jr., was shot in the shoulder area and his father was hit in the leg. Both victims were taken to the hospital, but the boy was pronounced dead a short time later. His father was expected to be OK.

Investigators believe Everett and the two male suspects were involved in at least one other robbery in Jersey City on the day of the shooting. Everett faces charges in that robbery as well.

Everett was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges including felony murder, armed robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card. Information on an attorney for her wasn't immediately available.

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