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A 17 year-old has been charged in connection with a February shooting death in Bergen-Lafayette.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the juvenile was arrested yesterday in the death of Devin Bryant, 15, who was fatally shot in Jersey City on February 12. Assisting in the youth’s apprehension were members of the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, the New York City Police Department and the New York City Sheriff’s Office on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens.

The teen, whose name has not been disclosed due to his age, has been charged as a juvenile with Murder, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He is currently in custody in New York pending extradition and his first court appearance. 

Bryant was gunned down in the area of 112 Myrtle Avenue at approximately 8:20 p.m. on February 12, 2022 and died of gunshot wounds to the torso a short time later at Jersey City Medical Center.