Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy during a basketball tournament in the Bronx.
According to The New York Post, police charged Rondell Pinkerton, 17, of the Bronx, with murder and criminal possession of a weapon this morning.
They say he admitted to firing a gun during the tournament on Sunday. He told authorities he fired in self-defense.
Pinkerton is believed to have fired the shot that struck and killed Lloyd Morgan, 4.
Morgan died later that evening. Courtney Kelly, 26, of the Bronx, who was wounded in the shootout, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Police say about 13 rounds were fired from either side of the court and adjacent playground, where Lloyd was standing with his mother. She wasn’t injured.
A 21-year-old man also was wounded in the shootout.
Information about the suspects’ lawyers wasn’t immediately available.