JERSEY CITY - Police say a 14-year-old Jersey City boy is facing charges in the death of his younger-half brother. Investigators say 12-year-old Hassan George was shot in a Randolph Avenue apartment in Jersey City back on Feb. 25. The boy was then dragged outside onto the sidewalk, where he bled to death, police say.
The teen suspect, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and hindering apprehension.
Investigators say they don't believe the shooting was premeditated or malicious. However, they theorize that Hassan's half-brother moved the body to try to cover up the crime.
The gun belonged to the suspected shooter's mother, Shaara Green-Sims, who is a Hudson County correctional officer. Police say she was home at the time when Hassan was shot, but she has not been charged