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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Teenage Mother at Whitman Houses

Joshua Knox, 19, charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon.

Update, 7:12 p.m.: Joshua Knox, 19, was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court today on one count of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree possession of a weapon, according to the Brooklyn DA.

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Police announced late Tuesday an arrest in connection to a shooting that left a earlier this week in front of a building at Whitman Houses.

Joshua Knox, 19, of N. Portland Ave. in Fort Greene, has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. 

According to police, Knox shot Jashaya Stanley, 19, a resident of N. Oxford Walk, three times in the chest after an argument at approximately 6:21 p.m. Monday in front of 106 Carlton Ave. at Whitman Houses. 

The New York Post reported that Stanley had thrown bleach in Knox's face shortly before the fatal attack.

“The tragic death of such a young woman is senseless and heartbreaking,” said Councilwoman Letitia James, D-Brooklyn, in a statement released before yesterday's arrest. “Gun violence is one of the most horrifying and preventable crimes in our society. Today, a young child is left without a mother, and a family is forever altered. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Stanley family for their loss.”

Joe Gonzalez August 24, 2011 at 11:53 PM
To deal with this never ending string of gun crimes, it's time to realize that the firearm industry makes far more guns than the legitimate market needs. The over-supply goes into the hands of the criminal element and gets used in crimes such at the case at hand. Folks, using the power of their deposits ought to confront the banks about their long-standing practice of financing the gun industry. Banks might fear the loss of our deposits and change their priorities.

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