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.
Her name was Tiarah Poyau and on Sunday night while My partners and I didn’t know her We spent her last moments on earth with her while she lay dying. Maybe it’s because I’m a dad, maybe it’s because I’m a human, maybe it’s because I care, I don’t know. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about her. I cried on the way home from work for the first time in a long time. So sad. To her family I’m sorry for your loss if you ever see this. Know that we tried our best. God bless her and her family. @mrjuice469 #restinpeace #tiarahpoyau #tiarah #godbless #prayers #thinblueline #love #rip #nypd
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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