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Tayshana Murphy, teenage basketball star, gunned down in case of mistaken identity: family

BY ERIK BADIA AND BARRY PADDOCK
DAILY NEWS WRITERS


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Tayshana Murphy, 18, was shot and killed while running from the gunman, police say.

A high school basketball star was fatally shot in the head inside a Manhattan housing project Sunday morning in a slaying her family believes was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
Tayshana Murphy, 18, one of the top-rated basketball players in the country, was killed in Harlem's Grant Houses at about 4:10 a.m., police said.
She was trying to outrun a gunman in a fourth-floor hallway of the building where she lives, witnesses said.
"She was pleading for her life," said friend Teka Taylor, 22, who was with Murphy when the violence erupted.
"She was saying 'No, please, I don't have nothing to do with it.'"
Murphy, known on the courts by her nickname Chicken, had on Thursday started her senior year at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers on a basketball scholarship. Several colleges were actively recruiting her.



 

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Simply a horrid event.
 

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That's three young female basketball players lost to violence this year.

Just awful.
 
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So often a fight leads to lethal force either during the fight or after, in retaliation. That is the kind of fight no body wins. So many lives forever changed by one senseless act of violence. There was a day when getting in a fight meant you had a few bruises, maybe a cut or black eye. Now, you so much as look as someone funny or say the wrong thing and your life may hang in the balance. It is so sad.

Prayers going out to this young woman and her family.
 

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just awful. and possibly mistaken identity. so sad...
 

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The terrible reality is that there is a lot of violence in inner-city New York, and a lot of young people are being killed. The gun violence in the inner-city neighborhoods of NYC is worse now than any time I can remember in the last 20+ years. Every shooting death is tragic, and in this case especially so not only because she was a victim of mistaken identity but also because she had so much to look forward to in life. RIP, Tayshana.
 
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As more facts have emerged, it appears that it was not a case of mistaken identity.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/defending_her_bro_lyFS6LSwtuN976cF3TP2vM

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High-school hoops star Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy was looking for her trouble-prone brother “Bam Bam” early Sunday morning when she ran into a pair of cold-blooded punks who were hunting him down after an earlier beef.

“Her brother’s like a psycho, and she comes running out to protect her brother,” said cousin Pierre Walton, 21. Instead, he said, “[when] they couldn’t find her brother and saw her, they took it out on her.” A raging gunman shot Murphy in the chest, hip and hand about 4:15 a.m. Sunday after chasing her to the fourth-floor hallway of Harlem’s Grant Houses, where she lived. . .Walton said “Bam Bam,” 16, was mixed up in a violent feud between thugs from the Grant Houses and gangs from the Manhattanville projects a few blocks north on Broadway.

Tayshana Murphy had two previous arrests that were sealed and another for third-degree assault in July. And she was forced to leave Bishop Loughlin HS in Brooklyn last year after a fight with a 15-year-old girl.
 

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I have long contended that the old saying about "walking a mile in someone's moccasins" applies. As someone from the middle-class suburbs, I just cannot imagine.

One of the most interesting - and overlooked - sidelights into the Piph Prince issue regarding someone being beaten up was a comment printed in a local newspaper in NJ. According to one of the other players, they had asked her about it and her answer was very revealing - something along the lines of "I don't know why this case is such a big deal, it happens all the time [in that neighborhood]". Also revealing at least partly why she turned pro early to get her family "out".
 

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I have long contended that the old saying about "walking a mile in someone's moccasins" applies. As someone from the middle-class suburbs, I just cannot imagine.

One of the most interesting - and overlooked - sidelights into the Piph Prince issue regarding someone being beaten up was a comment printed in a local newspaper in NJ. According to one of the other players, they had asked her about it and her answer was very revealing - something along the lines of "I don't know why this case is such a big deal, it happens all the time [in that neighborhood]". Also revealing at least partly why she turned pro early to get her family "out".

some posters have NO CLUE how tough it is in the hood.
 

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As more facts have emerged, it appears that it was not a case of mistaken identity.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/defending_her_bro_lyFS6LSwtuN976cF3TP2vM

Excerpts:

High-school hoops star Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy was looking for her trouble-prone brother “Bam Bam” early Sunday morning when she ran into a pair of cold-blooded punks who were hunting him down after an earlier beef.

“Her brother’s like a psycho, and she comes running out to protect her brother,” said cousin Pierre Walton, 21. Instead, he said, “[when] they couldn’t find her brother and saw her, they took it out on her.” A raging gunman shot Murphy in the chest, hip and hand about 4:15 a.m. Sunday after chasing her to the fourth-floor hallway of Harlem’s Grant Houses, where she lived. . .Walton said “Bam Bam,” 16, was mixed up in a violent feud between thugs from the Grant Houses and gangs from the Manhattanville projects a few blocks north on Broadway.

Tayshana Murphy had two previous arrests that were sealed and another for third-degree assault in July. And she was forced to leave Bishop Loughlin HS in Brooklyn last year after a fight with a 15-year-old girl.

thanks for the follow-up link
 
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