[Video] Brooklyn Teen Dies After Brutal Beating

(Photo: Courtesy of Ta’Jae Warner 's Family)

[Video] Brooklyn Teen Dies After Brutal Beating

The 17-year-old girl was attacked while her little brother watched.

PUBLISHED ON : APRIL 7, 2016 / 12:30 PM

A walk to the store with her little brother changed everything when Ta’Jae Warner was brutally beaten by a group of teens.

The 17-year-old was declared brain dead on Sunday night after the attack on Friday night outside Ocean Towers in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Warner’s 11-year-old brother was with her at the time.

Warner, a sophomore at William E. Grady High School, was said to be “very kind-hearted, loving, outgoing.” She was kept on life support for organ donation and to give family a chance to bid her farewell.

Thus far, Sarina Agard-Ford has been the only person accused of beating Ta’Jae, reportedly hitting her in the head until she lost consciousness. The 18-year-old is being charged with felony and misdemeanor assault, with prosecutors aiming for more serious charges against her.

A call for the community to step forward with any additional information was made by community activist Tony Herbert, who said in a Facebook video post, “A 17-year-old girl was attacked by people who looked just like her, you know. Black lives matter.” 

Live outside Towers in Coney Island with Community leaders to denounce fight that led to the death of 17yr old TaJae Warner!!!

Posted by Tony Herbert on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

(Photo: Courtesy of Ta’Jae Warner 's Family)

Written by Zayda Rivera


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