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Teen Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Girl on Queens Bus

D'Aja Robinson was killed May 18, 2013 when a bullet went through the window of the bus she was riding

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    Police say they've arrested a second person in the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old girl on a Queens bus last year.

    The 16-year-old Brooklyn boy, Shamel Capers, was arrested Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in the May 2013 shooting death of D'Aja Robinson.

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    Robinson, of South Jamaica, was riding a city bus on her way home from a Sweet 16 party when she was shot in the head and killed by a stray bullet from gunfire on the street, police said.

    She was sitting about three rows from the back of the Q6 bus near Sutphin and Rockaway boulevards when the shot came through the bus and killed her.

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    The Queens district attorney says Capers fired the shot that killed Robinson, one of multiple rounds that he allegedly fired at the bus. 

    Capers surrendered to police Wednesday and was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He's next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 13, and is being held without bail.

    Attorney information wasn't immediately available. 

    A second suspect, 22-year-old Kevin McClinton, is accused of grabbing the gun from Capers and continuing to shoot into the bus. He was arrested in South Carolina several weeks after the shooting, and remains jailed without bail. 

    McClinton appeared in court  Thursday, and is next scheduled to appear for trial on Sept. 22.

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