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2 Charged in Shooting Death of 4-Year Old

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

crime scene, police, police tape (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Two men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy during a basketball tournament in the Bronx.

Police on Wednesday charged 17-year-old Rondell Pinkerton of the Bronx with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was held without bail.

Pinkerton admitted to firing a gun during the tournament on Sunday. He told authorities he fired in self-defense.

The boy, Lloyd Morgan, died that evening.

Twenty-six-year-old Courtney Kelly of the Bronx, who was wounded in the shootout, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say about 13 rounds were fired from either side of the court and adjacent playground, where Lloyd was standing with his mother. She wasn't injured.

Courtney Kelly, 21, also was wounded in the shootout.

Information about the suspects' lawyers wasn't immediately available.

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