Events surrounding the death of 16-year-old Khaseen Morris are beginning to unfold and the police have reportedly made an arrest.
On the afternoon of September 16, a group of teenagers gathered in a parking lot and 18-year-old Tyler Flach allegedly attacked Morris because he was seen with another boy’s ex girlfriend walking home from school the day before.
Initially, police had no witnesses and urged students to come forward with information. According to New York City’s ABC news, an anonymous witness said in a statement that Morris was ambushed by a group of teens. He passed away after being taken to the hospital later that night.
According to ABC, Flach reportedly was arrested on September 18, and charged with second-degree murder. Nassau County Police Homicide Division made statements that students have identified people involved in the incident. Police also allege that this attack was targeted, as Morris received threatening texts prior to the fight.
#JusticeForElijah: Teen Murdered By White Man Claiming Rap Music Made Him Feel ‘Unsafe’
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Michael Adams walked up to a Black teen, Elijah Al-Amin, as he stood at the soda machine and slit his throat b/c he felt threatened by the music he listened to in his car.— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) July 8, 2019
This murder is a hate crime that MUST be investigated by DOJ. #JusticeForElijah https://t.co/wt5zPcCGml
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Whether it's a hoodie, rap music, or even a freaking wallet, the excuses that pile up for racist murderers are BULLSHIT.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 8, 2019
They felt "unsafe" because of the COLOR OF OUR SKIN.
Don't let Elijah Al-Amin's murderer off on "mental illness." #JusticeForElijah https://t.co/Q5Xiiom5m1
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While discussing this a white person said, “well that’s why you gotta be careful of your surroundings.”You mean careful of our blackness? Careful of listening to music? When will these inhumane acts get the punishment & evil recognition they deserve. I’m sick. #JusticeForElijah pic.twitter.com/5d0ovewGSY— Simone Remington (@simoneremii) July 8, 2019
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A black girl was about to go to jail for losing her baby by getting shot but this inbreed racist motherfucker that killed a kid for listen to rap it's "mentally ill" wtf it's wrong with white people and they're white privilege #JusticeForElijah pic.twitter.com/bIfgvdlQpZ— xxGhostxx (@xGhostGamingxx) July 8, 2019
Arrest Made In Connection To The Fatal Stabbing Of New York Teen was originally published on blackamericaweb.com