Black teen fatally shot rapping along a favorite song on Facebook Live

Mohammed Awal February 06, 2020
Jeremiah Dickey fatally shot in Brooklyn while on Facebook Live: Image: Daily News

A black teen was fatally shot on Tuesday in the head outside a Brooklyn bodega.

Jeremiah Dickey, 19, was shot once in the head near Elton Street and New Lots Avenue around 6:45 p.m.

Dickey was rapping along to a favorite song on Facebook Live when he was fatally shot in the head, Daily News reports.

Unconscious and unresponsive when officers arrived at the crime scene, Dickey was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter fled the scene in an unknown direction and no arrests had been made, according to Pix11.

“I thought it was firecracker or people playing. I didn’t know it was that serious,” Yi Lin, a store clerk who works nearby told NBC New York.

Dickey, according to reports, was about 30 seconds into his Facebook Live post, when the gunshots were fired.

The phone he was using fell and the screen went black, but “30” by Brooklyn rapper Bizzy Banks keeps on playing. “Head shots cause a whole lot of damage,” Banks raps.

 “He was a good kid. Never caused problems. Everyone was shocked,” a heartbroken neighbor Dickey Maria Monello, 45, said.

“There’s a lot of kids around here where you wouldn’t be shocked. But everyone was shocked when they found out it was Jeremiah. Even the guy in the bodega was crying,” Monello added.

“No mother should bury their children. His mother just had a stroke. He said she was doing better. He has siblings. Lots of siblings,” Monello said.

Dickey’s sister Melissa Dickey said Wednesday as she lit a candle at the scene where her sibling was shot: “He was a good person. I don’t know what happened,” the victim’s sister Melissa Dickey. “I have no idea who did this to him.”

According to the Daily News, citing relatives, Dickey recently moved from Brooklyn to the Bronx with his mother.

Amer Shammakh, 36, was working at the bodega when Dickey, a regular customer, was shot. 

“I heard shots outside,” Shammakh said. “A few minutes later all the police arrived.”

“When we went outside there was a huge crowd of people. I was surprised because this is a safe area,” he added.

 “He was a good guy. You could see the smile in his face. He always helped you . . . I feel so sorry. Life is too short. I hope they find who did this.”

“I saw him all the time,” said childhood friend Gabby Allison, 19. “When somebody you see all the time passes away it’s just like, wow. I’m the same age as him. Why did they have to take somebody so young?”

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: February 6, 2020


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