Man accused in fatal Hempstead shooting pleads not guilty

Police say Bloods member Jakwan Keller fired a shot at a home on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead in October.

Police say Bloods member Jakwan Keller fired a shot at a home on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead in October.

Police say Bloods member Jakwan Keller fired a shot at a home on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead in October. (2/2/16)

HEMPSTEAD - A reputed gang member accused in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl in Hempstead has pleaded not guilty.

Police say Bloods member Jakwan Keller fired a shot at a home on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead in October.

According to police, the bullet hit and killed 12-year-old Dejay Joyner while she was eating dinner.

Police say Keller fired shots in retaliation for a hoverboard robbery.

Defense lawyers say there's evidence showing Keller is innocent.  

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