17-Year-Old Dead, Gunman Evades NYC Police and K-9 Search

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The gunman wanted for the killing of a 17-year-old boy evaded police detectives and K-9 teams on Friday, escaping arrest as his victim died at a New York City hospital.

Police said Calvin Aaron, of the Bronx, was shot twice in the back near W 148th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue around 3:20 p.m. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital but did not survive his injuries.

Investigators recovered three shell casings outside a recording studio on St. Nicholas Avenue during an extensive canvas of the block.

Video obtained from a building next to the studio allegedly showed the shooter dressed in all black pull out a firearm, two senior NYPD officials said. Detectives suspected the perp may have been barricaded in the studio, but a search turned up nothing.

The senior officials said a K-9 picked up the shooter's scent from a sneaker left behind at the scene and tracked the gunman over to Jackie Robinson Park, where the scent was ultimately lost.

No arrests have been made as of Saturday morning.

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