Suspect busted in California for gunfire headed to NYC court

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The gangbanger arrested last month in California for the shocking 2019 stray bullet killing of 14-year-old Aamir Griffin on a Queens basketball court is on his way to face a New York City judge.

Sean Brown, 18, was escorted by cops out of the 113th Precinct Saturday evening, and was on his way to Queens Supreme Court for his arraignment, which is expected Tuesday. 

Brown wore ripped black skinny jeans, a black sweatshirt and yellow sneakers as he exited the precinct. His mouth covered with a blue mask, he mumbled but did not clearly respond to reporters’ questions as two detectives deposited him into the back of an unmarked car to take him to court.

Brown, who lived in Jamaica, Queens, before hightailing it to California, will be charged with one count of murder, law enforcement sources said.

Brown was busted Aug. 23 by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for killing Griffin. He was extradited to New York on Friday.

“I just watched him grow up from a baby,” said a former neighbor of Brown’s, who would not give his name. He said Brown’s family has since moved away.

Griffin was a promising basketball player and a freshman at Benjamin Cardozo HS, who was shooting hoops at Baisley Park Houses on Foch Boulevard in Jamaica when he was shot on Oct. 26, 2019.

The fatal bullet was fired from more than 100 yards away. Detectives immediately suspected the shooting was gang-related and that Aamir was not the intended target.

A memorial site for Aamir Griffin at a basketball court at 116-40 Guy R. Brewer Blvd in Queens.
Brigitte Stelzer
Aamir Griffin was fatally shot at a basketball court in Queens in 2019.
Aamir Griffin was fatally shot at a basketball court in Queens in 2019.
Brigitte Stelzer

Aamir’s mom Shanequa Griffin, 39, told The Post police told her Brown was back in the city to face justice.

“They told me everything,” she said. “It’s good.”

Last week, the grieving mom said she was excited Brown had been caught. “He took a lot from me. He broke my heart,” she told the Post. “I just want him to know that he is going to get what he deserves.”

A memorial bench honors Aamir Griffin with a basketball and a plaque.
A memorial bench honors Aamir Griffin with a basketball and a plaque.
Brigitte Stelzer
Baisley basketball court in South Jamaica, where Aamir Griffin was fatally shot, received a complete makeover with a brand new look on July 13, 2021.
Baisley basketball court in South Jamaica, where Aamir Griffin was fatally shot, received a complete makeover with a brand new look on July 13, 2021.
Dennis A. Clark

“Honestly, I cry a lot still. It’s still fresh for me. Every day is still like it just happened like it was just yesterday,” she said.

Griffen had a “Magic Johnson smile” and had already attracted attention from college scouts for his prowess on the court, his coach at Cardozo, Ron Naclerio, said.

Friends and family described the boy as a “really good kid” and “innocent.”

A memorial full of candles, notes and photos pay tribute to Aamir Griffin after his death in Jamaica, Queens on November 17, 2019.
A memorial full of candles, notes and photos pay tribute to Aamir Griffin after his death in Jamaica, Queens on November 17, 2019.
Dan Herrick

The case rocked the victim’s South Jamaica community and prompted a wide search for the shooter. Police offered a $10,000 reward for help bringing the boy’s killer.

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