NYPD Offers $10K Reward For Help In Aamir 'Buddy' Griffin Case

WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 13, 2019 - 6:48 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward for help bringing to justice the killer of a 14-year-old boy.

Aamir Griffin was murdered by a stray bullet while he was playing on a basketball court at the Baisley Park Houses in South Jamaica, Queens just after 8 p.m. on Oct. 26.

 Police say an unknown gunman opened fire near Foch Boulevard and Long Street. It’s believe Griffin was not the intended target.

Griffin suffered a bullet wound to his torso and was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Friends of the 14-year-old called him “Buddy” when the learned of the news. His death was also acknowledged by the New York Knicks.

Police have been unable to solve the case and are asking the public for help in identifying the shooter.

One of the suspects was said to be wearing a red hoodie and dark colored jacket.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).