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Second arrest in 2013 D'aja Robinson killing

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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:37 am | Updated: 7:47 pm, Thu Jul 31, 2014.

The NYPD on Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the May 2013 shooting death of a 14-year-old South Jamaica girl on a city bus.

Shamel Capers, 16, of Brooklyn, has been charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in the shooting of D’aja Robinson.

D’aja had just left a sweet 16 party with friends and had boarded a Q6 bus on Sutphin Boulevard near Baisley Park when the bus was raked with nine shots from the sidewalk.

The high school freshman was struck in the head and was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Police sources said D’aja was not the intended victim of the shooting, which  they believe to have been gang-related.

Kevin McClinton, 22, of Rosedale was charged with D’aja’s murder last June after he was arrested in South Carolina where he had fled before being arrested by U.S. Marshals and NYPD detectives.

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