Prosecutors: NYC teen asked 'Am I gonna do life?' - New York News

Prosecutors: NYC teen asked 'Am I gonna do life?'

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NEW YORK (AP) - Court documents show that a 14-year-old accused of fatally shooting a fellow passenger on a New York City bus asked investigators whether he had shot a rival or an innocent man.

Prosecutors say teenager Kahton Anderson asked, "Yo, am I gonna do life for this?" and added, "It's a war out here."

Kahton has been charged with second-degree murder in the March 20 shooting of Angel Rojas aboard a city bus.

He pleaded not guilty on Friday at his arraignment in Brooklyn state Supreme Court.

The shooting was apparently sparked by a dispute between teenage gangs, or crews.

Kahton's lawyer, Frederic Pratt, said members of a rival crew got on the bus and Kahton feared for his life.

Prosecutors said the 39-year-old Rojas was not the teen's intended target.

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