Jacob Borbin, 14, Shot Dead in an NYC Building Lobby
According to authorities, 14-year-old Jacob Borbin was shot dead in the lobby of a Bronx building overnight on Thursday, August 11th. This is the most recent incident in a string of increasingly deadly gun crimes that have claimed the lives of young people throughout New York City.
Shortly after 1 a.m., police officers responded to a call of a male shot at East 194th Street and Briggs Avenue in Fordham Manor. After arriving at the scene, they discovered the 14-year-old, identified as Jacob Borbin, with a bullet wound in his chest.
Borbin, originally from the Morris Park area, was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell tweeted, “This morning, our detectives are working tirelessly to investigate the tragic shooting of a 14-year-old in the Bronx near East 194 Street and Briggs Avenue.”
The NYPD have not made any arrests yet and have released very few details as the investigation is ongoing.
Authorities are reporting that Borbin was accidentally shot when the gun that he and his friends were playing with in the building lobby went off, striking him in the chest.
They are investigating who fired the weapon and how the teenagers came into possession of the firearm.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson tweeted, “A 14-year-old has been fatally shot in our Fordham Heights community early this morning. An investigation is underway.”
She added, “A mother has received the worst phone call on the loss of her child; just unbelievable and happening far too often. Pray for this family.”
This is developing news.