Guardian Angels patrol after stray bullet kills girl

The Guardian Angels patrolled Hempstead Sunday after 12-year-old Dejah Joyner was shot in the head and killed.

The Guardian Angels will patrol in Hempstead Sunday, following the death of 12-year-old Dejah Joyner.

The Guardian Angels will patrol in Hempstead Sunday, following the death of 12-year-old Dejah Joyner. (10/25/15)

HEMPSTEAD - The Guardian Angels patrolled Hempstead for the first time after a stray bullet struck and killed a girl inside her home.

The bullet struck 12-year-old Dejah Joyner on Oct. 16. According to the Guardian Angels, residents asked them to patrol Hempstead after the crime. Residents hope the group will make a difference.

"We're gonna be here on a regular basis, which is gonna affect all their other businesses," Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa said, referring to criminals.

The volunteer neighborhood watch group walked the streets Sunday, handing out fliers to houses. The patrol was the group's first in Nassau County; members usually patrol the streets of Suffolk County. 

The group hopes someone will come forward with information that will lead to an arrest in the case. A $75,000 reward is being offered. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Vote set for tonight on whether or not 1 Long Beach to vote on allowing alcohol sales at boardwalk concessions
According to police, two BMWs collided along Salisbury 2 Police: 1 person dead, 1 injured in Westbury crash
The incident happened two days before Christmas on 3 Levittown man indicted for allegedly beating dog to death
Officer Michael McNulty is in need of several 4 Community rallies around Port Washington officer hurt in line of duty
The district says the money would go toward 5 Residents in Northport-East Northport SD to vote on bond

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

An organization called S.T.R.O.N.G., or Struggling To Reunite Anti-violence rally held in Uniondale

An anti-violence rally was held in Uniondale Saturday, one day after the wake and funeral

Dejah Joyner's grieving family gathered at Union Baptist Funeral held for girl killed in Hempstead shooting

Dejah Joyner's grieving family gathered at Union Baptist Church in Hempstead this morning for her

Police identified Dejah Joyner as the 12-year-old girl Police identify Hempstead girl shot in head

Police have identified a 12-year-old Hempstead girl who is fighting for her life after being

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE