Menu

Crime & Courts

New York police: Rider fatally shot in head on city bus in Brooklyn; boy, 14, taken in custody

New York police say a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a city bus in Brooklyn, fatally shooting a passenger in the head.

The shooting happened at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday on a bus in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

The boy was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered. No charges were immediately filed.

Police say 39-year-old Angel Rojas of Brooklyn was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. They say he was not the intended target.

According to The New York Times, the shooting erupted during an argument among a group of teenagers. The newspaper reports that more than one shot was fired.

Relatives say Rojas came to the United States four years ago from the Dominican Republic with his wife and two children.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.30% dw 4.43%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.30% up 3.27%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.60% up 4.57%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.34% dw 3.46%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.58% up 3.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.38% dw 4.47%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.11% dw 4.17%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.99% dw 5.11%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.56%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.90% dw 2.91%  
36 M Used Graph 3.40% dw 3.44%  
48 M New Graph 3.16% dw 3.19%  
48 M Used Graph 2.90% dw 2.97%  
60 M New Graph 3.17% dw 3.22%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.35% up 0.34%  
1 yr Graph 0.67% dw 0.68%  
5 yr Graph 1.38% -- 1.38%