Troy Police Make Arrest in the Killing of 11-Year-Old Ayshawn Davis

Photo: Jahquay Brown

Troy police have made an arrest in the homicide investigation of Ayshawn Davis, the 11-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting on September 13.

20-year-old Jahquay Brown of Cohoes was arrested Thursday for 2nd degree murder. A search warrant of his home was executed and a handgun was located and taken in as evidence, police believe that is the weapon that was used in the shooting, however it has yet to be tested.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden released the following statement:

“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 with this shocking crime. 

“I extend my sincerest thanks to the entire Troy Police Department—from detectives, patrol, evidence technicians, and command staff—and local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, specifically the New York State Police Special Investigations Unit, for their assistance on this case. Considerable resources & support were brought to this investigation that were critical in today’s arrest.

“To Ayshawn’s parents, brothers, sisters, and extended family: I know that this does not repair the hole that has been torn in your lives. But I do hope that you take some measure of comfort in this development as we work to bring those responsible for Ayshawn’s death to earthly justice.”

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