Two teenage boys, one of them a gang member, face murder charges for shooting a high schooler to death as he stepped out of his Brooklyn charter school.
The 15- and 16-year-old suspects, whose names were not released because of their ages, were busted Wednesday for the April 29 shooting of Devonte Lewis, 17, cops said Thursday.
Lewis was shot in the chest and the hand as he left the Urban Dove Charter School on E. 21st St. near Ave. K in Midwood at dismissal about 2:45 p.m., police said.
The 16-year-old suspect is a gang member, police sources said.
Lewis was a first-year student who spent limited time in the school building after stop-and-start closures related to COVID-19, said school executive director Jai Nanda.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the NYPD for their amazing work on this case,” Nanda said Thursday.
“I don’t think it’s much consolation to Devonte’s family, but we are glad that arrests were made and we hope that it helps the community will feel a little safer to know that two young men have been apprehended.”
Neither suspect attended Urban Dove, Nanda said.
His death shocked his fellow students and staff at Urban Dove, which enrolls teens who are typically older and have struggled in traditional schools and fallen behind on credits.
The school, located in the East Midwood Jewish Center, was a source of controversy when it opened in its mostly Jewish neighborhood.