Second New Yorker Arrested in Harvard Slaying

A second man now faces several charges in connection with a fatal shooting at a Harvard University dormitory, a crime whose primary suspect is the son of a retired NYPD officer.

Blayn Jiggetts, of Mount Vernon,  was arrested just before midnight Tuesday in New York City, and is scheduled to be arraigned here on Wednesday.

Jiggetts, 19, faces charges of first-degree murder, accessory after the fact, carrying a firearm without a license and armed robbery in Massachusetts, said Corey Welford, a spokesman for the Middlesex District Attorney's office.
Cambridge resident Justin Cosby was shot inside an entrance-way to a dorm on May 18 in what authorities said was a drug-related robbery attempt. Jabrai Jordan Copney,  the son of a retired NYPD officer, pleaded not guilty last month to a murder charge in the shooting.

Copney, 20, of Harlem, is a graduate of NYC's School for the Performing Arts, as well as a songwriter for the R&B group New Edition. He's being held without bail.

Cosby, 21 was shot in the abdomen and stumbled down the street before collapsing. He died the next day at a hospital. Authorities, who said he sold marijuana to Harvard students, found $1,000 in cash and one pound of marijuana near where he had been shot.

Neither man was a Harvard student, although Copney's longtime girlfriend was a senior at the Ivy League school at the time of the shooting.
Prosecutors have said Copney and two other men arranged to meet Cosby at the dorm several days before the shooting, and gained entrance to the building with a key card obtained from a student.

A Harvard student from Brooklyn, who was not allowed to graduate this spring because of  an alleged connection to the shooting, claimed racism was behind the school's decision to ban her from graduation.

Chanequa Campbell, who lived in the dorm where Cosby was killed, told the Boston Globe that Harvard kicked her off-campus two weeks ago without an explanation. She told the paper she was booted because she was "black and poor."

School officials said they believe Campbell helped Cosby, who lived in Cambridge but isn't enrolled in Harvard, gain access to the dorms so he could peddle drugs, according to the New York Post.

Authorities are searching for a third suspect in Cosby's slaying.

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