01/10/2020

A teenager was shot and killed while on Facebook Live, near his home in New York on Tuesday and now police are looking for whoever is responsible.

(CNN)A teenager was shot and killed while on Facebook Live, near his home in New York on Tuesday and now police are looking for whoever is responsible.
Around 6:45 pm, police responded to a 911 call about a male shot at Elton Street and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, according to a statement from the New York Police Department. Once they arrived at the scene, police found 19-year-old, Jeremiah Dickey with a gunshot wound to his head unconscious and unresponsive.
The teen was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
“I just miss my son,” Debra Dickey, Jeremiah’s mother, told CNN. “I shouldn’t have to be sitting here sobbing while they’re still out there running free.”
Dickey said there wasn’t any way to know that something like this could happen to her son, especially while livestreaming on Facebook. She described her son as a loving kid with a good heart who loved doing things for others.
CNN’s Alec Snyder contributed to this report.