Watch CBS News

Sources: Suspect Sought In Shooting Death Of Queens Teen Arrested In South Carolina

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The suspect wanted for killing a Queens teenager on a city bus has been arrested in South Carolina, sources told CBS 2.

Kevin McClinton, 21, was wanted in connection with the death of 14-year-old D'Aja Robinson.

McClinton was arrested at around 6 a.m. Tuesday by the NYPD's Violent Felon Apprehension Team and U.S. Marshals, CBS 2 has learned.

McClinton remains in South Carolina awaiting extradition.

Robinson was riding a Q6 bus in South Jamaica earlier this month when police said a gunman fired at least nine shots from the street. Robinson was struck in the right temple and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Daja Robinson
Daja Robinson was killed by an apparently stray bullet while riding on a Queens bus on May 18, 2013. (credit: Handout)

Police believe the shooting was gang-related, but said Robinson was not connected to any gang activity. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said it appears Robinson was an innocent victim of the gunfire.

"One thing is clear — she was not, in our judgment, the target of the shooting," he said. "Terrible, this is, as I say, another senseless shooting."

Check Out These Other Stories From

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.