DA: Shooting death of former Albany High basketball star was self-defense
August 15, 2019 06:22 PM
Police have arrested two people they say are responsible for the Memorial Day shooting of Ayanna Hunter. However, they are not facing homicide charges.
The district attorney says Wayne Brown and Pierre Thompson were legally justified in the shooting.
Hunter - a former Albany High standout basketball player, was shot and killed at a party at the Hillcrest Apartments in Niskayuna back in late May.
After a lengthy investigation that included hundreds of pieces or evidence and interviewing two-dozen witnesses, authorities now say Hunter is to blame.
Brown and Thompson are both facing weapons charges.
Two other people are also charged in connection with the shooting.
Hear from the district attorney by watching the video of Dan Levy's story.
BREAKING NEWS - Former Albany basketball standout Ayanna Hunter was shot to death by Wayne Brown, 18, actions that were legally justified according to DA pic.twitter.com/W7JCOgRKrZ— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) August 15, 2019
SCHENECTADY DA BOB CARNEY: THE GRAND JURY HEARD FROM 24 witnesses and received 270 exhibits in four separate sessions. pic.twitter.com/WT2LRXHANt— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) August 15, 2019
BREAKING NEWS - NO HOMICIDE CHARGES IN AYANNA HUNTER SHOOTING DEATH. DA Bob Carney says the man who killed her fired in self defense. pic.twitter.com/fg1sB3Cocl— Dan Levy (@dlevywnyt) August 15, 2019
Updated: August 15, 2019 06:22 PM
Created: August 15, 2019 04:10 AM
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