Suspected killer, Kevin McClinton, 21, the ex-convict accused of killing 14-year-old D’aja Robinson as she sat on a New York City bus, was captured in South Carolina by NYPD officers and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force, reports NY Daily News.
Clinton reportedly has several prior arrests, an open gun case in Queens, NY, and a reputation to match.
“He’s a bad dude,” a source said to the Daily News.
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Investigators believe McClinton was aiming for another teenaged girl when he squeezed off at least nine rounds into the side of the Q6 bus in Jamaica, Queens, on May 18, cops said.
One of the bullets hit D’aja Robinson in the head. The teen had just left a friend’s Sweet 16 party and was going to another pal’s birthday bash when she died.
Sources said McClinton is a member of the Snow gang, and the intended target was friendly with members of a rival street crew, EBK. The unidentified girl had made derogatory statements about McClinton’s gang, the sources said.
Investigators tracked him down to South Carolina after several anonymous tipsters called the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hot line.