The innocent teen with dreams of playing for the NBA who was already being looked at recruiters to play ball as a freshman at Benjamin Cordoza High School, was killed on a basketball court Saturday night.
Investigators confirm Aamir Griffin was not the intended target.
Police are searching for two suspects.
Family and neighbors described Aamir as a “really good kid” and “innocent.”
“He loved basketball,” the boy’s aunt, Akiba Griffin, said. “He was never involved in anything. Only school and basketball. He was at a basketball game all day on Saturday and he came home and started playing himself and this happened.”
Dozens of candles were placed at the basketball court at the Baisley Park Houses in honor of Aamir.
Friends and family gathered at the basketball court Sunday night for a vigil. They prayed and released orange balloons into the sky.
Anyone with information in regard to this crime is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) October 28, 2019