A Cohoes man has been arrested for the drive-by shooting death of 11-year-old Ayshawn Davis.

On the evening of September 13th 11-year old Ayshawn Davis died after he was hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting in Troy. A car drove by and someone shot Ayshawn as he was standing with a group of people on Old Sixth Avenue.

According to Times Union, Detectives from the Troy Police Department investigated the homicide. They worked along with the FBI, the Albany Police Department, the Albany and Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Departments, Watervilet Police Department, the ATF and other federal agencies. Last week the FBI announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for Ayshawn’s death.

Last week Ayshawn’s grandmother made a plea to the public for information regarding the suspect responsible for killing her grandson. Youlanda Kurz spoke to CBS6 Albany. She questioned how anyone could live with themselves, knowing who was responsible for killing a child and she asked them to come forward to the police.

Troy Police
Troy Police

Today, 20-year-old Jahquay Brown of Cohoes was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. During their investigation, police searched Brown‘s home and confiscated a gun that may have been used in the crime. Police are waiting for ballistic tests to determine whether they have the actual gun used in the homicide.

The mayor of Troy, Patrick Madden, expressed his appreciation for law enforcement and their hard work. He said, “We’re relieved to learn of the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of 11-year-old Ayshawn Davis. From the moment this investigation began, the Troy Police Department has worked continuously to track down those involved in this shocking crime. I extend my sincerest thanks to the entire Troy Police Department.”

We hope that with this arrest, Ayshawn’s family can begin the long healing process ahead of them. We send our sincerest condolences to his family.

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