Teen Gets 12 Years to Life in Prison in Fatal Shooting of NYC Bus Passenger

A 16-year-old gang member was sentenced to 12 years to life behind bars in the fatal shooting of a fellow passenger on a New York City bus. 

Kahton Anderson was sentenced Tuesday in the 2014 that left Angel Rojas dead. He was 14 at the time of the killing and was found guilty of second-degree murder and other charges on Feb. 1. 

At the hearing, Rojas' widow said that "life ended as I know it" when Anderson fired the shot aboard a B15 bus that struck the 39-year-old in the head on March 14, 2014.

Anderson, a member of the Stack Money Goons street gang, was fighting with several other teens and had said he fired the weapon in self-defense because other gang members had shot at him that day.

Prosecutors say that when Anderson was being questioned, he asked if he had shot one of the boys, who were in a rival gang, or a bystander. 

His attorneys declined to comment on the sentencing Tuesday. 

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