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Queens Man Indicted on Murder Charges in Shooting Death of 10-Year-Old Far Rockaway Boy

Justin Wallace, 10, was fatally shot on June 5, 2021 in Far Rockaway (Photo: twitter)

July 15, 2021 By Christian Murray

A 29-year-man was indicted by a Queens grand jury Thursday on murder charges in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Far Rockaway boy.

Jovan Young, 29, has been charged with murder in the second degree and other charges in the fatal shooting of 10-year-old Justin Wallace on the evening of June 5. He faces 25 years-to-life in prison if convicted.

Young was seen on video surveillance firing multiple shots at around 9:30 p.m. into a house on Beach 45th Street in the Edgemere section of the Rockaways. The shots allegedly ripped through the front screen door, with a bullet hitting Wallace in the abdomen, killing him.

The boy’s 29-year-old uncle was hit twice—once in the neck and hand.

“A community is still reeling from this family’s unfathomable loss to gun violence,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz in a statement.

“As alleged, the defendant fired multiple times into an occupied house without any concern for the lives he was putting in danger, murdering a 10-year-old boy and wounding the child’s uncle. He now faces justice in the Courts.”

Young was remanded into custody and his next court date is Sept. 16.

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