“How does a 14-year-old obtain a handgun?” asked Jackie Rowe Adams, co-founder of Harlem Mothers SAVE.
March 20 was the first day of spring, a warm day considering the heavy storms the city has been enduring over the last few weeks. Folks were ready to get into their pre-summer rituals.
But shots rang out on a city bus as people were going about their business. A young father lay dying, and a teen with some sort of perceived beef was holding the smoking gun.
Kahton Anderson, 14, the alleged shooter, is reportedly a member of the Stack Money Goons gang based out of the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn. He was on the B15 bus in Bedford-Stuyvesant when he spotted a rival gang member from Marcy Houses’ Twan Family. Apparently, Anderson fired his .357 Magnum but missed his intended target, instead hitting Angel Rojas, 39, in the back of the head. Prosecutors say that Anderson fled the bus and kept on shooting from the sidewalk.