Daja Robinson

Queens gun buyback nets nearly 30 weapons
Queens gun buyback nets nearly 30 weapons
Police Maggie Hayes 7/01/2013 at 1:44PM

D’aja Robinson’s life was taken at the age of 14 by a stray bullet. Her Jamaica community responded by hosting a gun buyback event in an effort to get weapons off the street. On Saturday, the NYPD, district attorney and borough president put on the event at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Residents who came [...]

Reverend to host prayer walks against violence in Queens
Reverend to host prayer walks against violence in Queens
Southeast Maggie Hayes 6/07/2013 at 9:47AM

A Queens clergy leader is not simply saying prayers to stop the borough’s violence. He is traveling and delivering them himself. Reverend Phil Craig of the Greater Springfield Community Church needed a way to bring his community together and “get everybody on the same page,” he said. For his “Project Prayer,” Craig intends to spend [...]

Suspect in Queens bus shooting of teen apprehended in South Carolina
Suspect in Queens bus shooting of teen apprehended in South Carolina
Police Cristabelle Tumola 6/04/2013 at 11:47AM

Updated Wednesday, June 5 The suspect in the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old aboard a Queens bus last month has been arrested. Kevin McClinton, 21, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and NYPD officials on Tuesday, May 21 in South Carolina, said District Attorney Richard Brown. As of Wednesday morning he was still awaiting [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/31/2013 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: GLANK Audiences of all ages have the unique opportunity to hear [...]

Police looking for suspect in fatal Queens bus shooting of teen
Police looking for suspect in fatal Queens bus shooting of teen
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/30/2013 at 9:38PM

Police are searching for a man wanted for the murder of a 14-year-old girl who has shot in the head aboard a Queens bus. The suspect, 21-year-old Kevin McClinton, is described as 5’10″ tall, 160 pounds and has dread locks. D’aja “Asia” Robinson, who was on her way from a sweet 16 birthday party, had just [...]

As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 5/21/2013 at 3:26PM

What community leaders are calling a “senseless act of violence” has left a 14-year-old girl dead, a family devastated and a neighborhood outraged. D’aja “Asia” Robinson was shot and killed on Saturday aboard a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard. Robinson was on her way from a sweet 16 birthday party when a [...]

14-year-old shot to death on Queens bus
14-year-old shot to death on Queens bus
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/18/2013 at 11:14PM

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed aboard a Queens bus Saturday night, said police. The teen, identified as D’aja Robinson, was on the Q6 bus at Sutphin Boulevard near Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica around 9 p.m. when she was struck. Robinson was part of a group that had recently left a sweet 16 party [...]