College Student Killed At NY J’Ouvert Festival After Stopping Man From Grinding On Her

Yesterday, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio shut down New Yorks annual J’Overt Festival due to violence. Unfortunately, one of the victims of some of the violence during the festival has been identified as Tiarah Poyau, a 22 year old St. John’s University Student.

According to the NY Post

An all-American college student was fatally shot in the face at the J’Ouvert festival in Brooklyn for having the nerve to tell a man to stop grinding against her, police sources said Tuesday.

St. John’s University student Tiarah Poyau, 22, was walking the pre-West Indian Day Parade route with three pals early Monday when she was accosted and told the man, “Get off me,’’ according to a source.

Her friends, who were walking ahead of her at around 4:15 a.m., then heard a shot and saw her fall at Empire Boulevard and Franklin Avenue. Poyau had been shot in the eye “at close range,’’ the source said.

“This young lady is just a stellar person,” said Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. “No issues in her life whatsoever, and none before either.”

The suspect was later caught drunk driving with a Caribbean flagged wrapped around his bloody-bruised hand, according to police.

Before his bust, suspect Reginald Moise told pals, “I think I shot somebody on the parade route. I didn’t know the gun was loaded,” sources said.

SMDH senseless violence and this young lady who had her whole future in front of her taken tragically. Praying for the family and friends of Tiarah Poyau.

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