On Monday, August 23, 2011, Jashaya Stanley (19) was fatally shot following a domestic dispute in Fort Greene's Walt Whitman housing. Ms. Stanley’s boyfriend Joshua Knox (19), who is the father of her 3-year-old daughter, was taken into custody as a suspect yesterday evening.
Ms. Stanley was shot three times in the chest, and was pronounced deceased at Brooklyn Hospital.
Council Member James' public comments from yesterday can be read below--
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Member Letitia James Comments on Fatal Shooting in Fort Greene’s Walt Whitman Houses
“The tragic death of such a young woman is senseless and heartbreaking,” said Council Member Letitia James. “Gun violence is one of the most horrifying and preventable crimes in our society. Today, a young child is left without a mother, and a family is forever altered. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Stanley family for their loss.”