Teen Shot to Death During Sleepover at Friend's House in NYC Is Case of Mistaken Identity: Sources - NBC New York

Teen Shot to Death During Sleepover at Friend's House in NYC Is Case of Mistaken Identity: Sources

18-year-old Genesis Wilson was shot in the head while he was sleeping

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    Teen Killed in NYC in May Was Case of Mistaken Identity

    Police are now saying the killing of an 18-year-old teen in Brooklyn back in May is a case of mistaken identity. (Published Thursday, July 5, 2018)

    What to Know

    • 18-year-old Genesis Wilson was shot in the head while he slept at a house in Brooklyn back in May; he died the next day at the hospital

    • Law enforcement sources say Wilson was killed in a case of mistaken identity and say another teenager was the indented target

    • Last month, 15-year-old Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a bodega and killed with a machete in a case of mistaken identity

    A Brooklyn teen shot and killed during a sleepover in May is a case of mistaken identity, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said late Wednesday.

    Police released new surveillance video of three men they want to talk to in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Genesis Wilson back on the spring night of May 25. The video shows the trio entering a house in Canarsie.

    The sources claim Wilson was spending the night inside that house when he was shot in the head while he was in bed sleeping. They say another teenager, not Wilson, was the intended target.

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    Wilson was rushed to an area hospital, but he died the next day, authorities said. 

    Wilson’s mother says she is living a nightmare.

    “This pain no one should ever feel,” Paul Aumack said as a tear rolled down her right cheek. "This pain is unbearable.”

    No arrests have been made and officials urge witnesses to call police with tips.

    Last month, 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a Bronx bodega and killed with a machete in a case of mistaken identity.

    Ten suspects have been accused and charged in his killing.

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