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Suspect in Queens bus shooting of teen apprehended in South Carolina

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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 in South Carolina, said District Attorney Richard Brown.

As of Wednesday morning he was still awaiting extradition to New York, where he will be arraigned on charges of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in prison.

McClinton is accused of shooting D’aja “Asia” Robinson shortly after she got on a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard around 9 p.m. on May 18. McClinton allegedly missed his intended target when he fired multiple times into the bus from the sidewalk, and instead struck Robinson in the head, according to the district attorney.

“I hope the capture of Kevin McClinton, the alleged shooter in the Daja Robinson killing, will bring some level of comfort to the victim’s family and renews hope that justice will be served”  said State Senator Malcolm Smith in a statement released Wednesday. “The arrest sends a clear message that gun violence and the use of illegal weapons will not be tolerated. I would like to thank the NYPD for their vigilance and hard work in getting this dangerous individual off the streets of our community.”


Police looking for suspect in fatal Queens bus shooting of teen

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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 boarded a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard around 9 p.m. on May 18 when she was killed, according to police. The gunman allegedly fired multiple times into the bus from the sidewalk.

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide or the whereabouts of Kevin McClinton is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637) and entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.