Stop The Violence: 14-Year-Old Kahton Anderson To Stand Trial As Adult For Murder Of Father Riding Bus [Video]
Shorty wanna be a thug…
Kahton Anderson To Be Tried As Adult In Bus Shooting Murder
The 14-year-old gang banger accused of gunning down an innocent Brooklyn father of two on a crowded city bus was armed with a powerful .357-Magnum pistol, sources said.
“Pretty big gun for a pretty small man,” a disgusted Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday after Kahton Anderson was charged with second-degree murder and ordered to stand trial as an adult.
The lanky Anderson, who was aiming at a rival gang member when police said he fatally shot 39-year-old Angel Rojas in the head, said nothing as he was led out handcuffed from the 79th Precinct stationhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
“The stupidity of those gangs that basically, over nothing, are trying to kill each other,” Bratton fumed. “Unfortunately, in the process, (they) kill innocents as they did with this hardworking young man trying to raise his family.”
Anderson was arraigned Friday in Brooklyn Criminal Court and ordered held without bail. He never cast his eyes toward his mother and at least four other family members who sat in the court.
Prosecutor Lindsay Gerdes said Anderson “made statements to police shortly after being arrested, admitting his participation in the crime.”
Although Kahton is very young, he’s far from a baby, and his mother seems a lil delusional about who her son really is.
This is not Anderson’s first brush with the law — he has a prior arrest from 2011 on his rap sheet. The details of that bust were not available because it was a juvenile arrest and his file is sealed.
Still, his mother tearfully called her son “a good kid,” even as she said she would pray for Rojas’ family.
“A tragedy has happened,” said the mom, who declined to give her name. “Both families are suffering a loss.”
Her son, she said, is just “a child.”
“My son did not get on some bus and start shooting,” she said.
Unfortunately, ma’am, that is exactly what he appeared to do.
Yes, both families are suffering a loss, but there is only one victim here. Like Sway, we don’t have the answers, but something HAS to be done to get the guns out of these kids’ hands.
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