Suspect charged with murder in fatal shooting of 16-year-old
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Taariq Stephens

via WPIX:

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- The man accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl in Brooklyn is in custody Thursday night, police say.

Police tell PIX11 News that 24-year-old Taariq Stephens turned himself in Thursday evening.

Stephens, of Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

A photo and surveillance video was released earlier in the day of the man they believe fired the shot that killed Shemel Mecurius in front of her 3-year-old cousin in Brooklyn

The 16-year-old victim was babysitting her cousin when she was shot three times. Her aunt said she lived long enough to identify her killer.

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