Updated: September 24, 2020 08:57 PM
Created: September 24, 2020 01:04 PM
Police say they've caught the man who killed 11-year-old Ayshawn Davis in Troy.
Jahquay Brown, 20, of Cohoes is charged with second-degree murder.
He was arrested at his home around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and arraigned at Troy City Court Thursday afternoon.
In addition to Brown being behind bars, police say they have a weapon and a vehicle in their custody that may have been used in this shooting.
Authorities say this arrest is the product of good old-fashioned police work and cooperation from the community.
Brown has entered a not guilty plea. He's now behind bars with no bail and is due back in court on Tuesday.
Police say Ayshawn was standing with a group on Old Sixth Avenue on a Sunday evening earlier this month, and was hit by a bullet from a car.
Ayshawn was a fixture at Jimmy's Pizza in Troy, where the owner says the bright, young boy loved greeting customers, cleaning counters, and helping out.
Troy Mayor Patrick Madden released the following statement:
"We're relieved to learn of the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of 11-year-old Ayshawn Davis. From the moment this investigation began, the Troy Police Department has worked continuously to track down those involved with this shocking crime.
To Ayshawn's parents, brothers, sisters, and extended family: I know that this does not repair the hole that has been torn in your lives. But I do hope that you take some measure of comfort in this development as we work to bring those responsible for Ayshawn's death to earthly justice."
Jahquay E. Brown was just arraigned on a 2nd degree murder charge in Troy City Court regarding their Ayshawn Davis homicide: Here he is coming out of Troy Police Station @WNYT @jacquieslater pic.twitter.com/pDCcaH8y0L— Jill Konopka (@jillkonopka) September 24, 2020
At his arraignment 20 year old Jahquay Brown expressed concerns for his safety in jail. Brown has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 11 year old Ayshawn Davis on September 13. ?@WNYT? pic.twitter.com/qPzD9Wdw0t— Jacquie Slater (@jacquieslater) September 24, 2020
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