The gangbanger arrested last month in California for the shocking 2019 stray bullet killing of 14-year-old Aamir Griffin on a Queens basketball court is back in New York City and expected to face a judge Saturday, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Sean Brown, 18, will appear in Queens Criminal Court sometime after 5 p.m., after being extradited from the west coast to the Big Apple.
Brown, of Jamaica, Queens will be charged with one count of murder, the sources said.
Brown was busted Aug. 23 by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for the killing Griffin.
Griffin was a promising basketball player and a freshman at Benjamin Cardozo HS, who was shooting hoops at Baisley Park Houses on Foch Boulevard in Jamaica.
The fatal bullet was fired from more than 100 yards away. Detectives immediately suspected the shooting was gang-related and that Aamir was not the intended target.
Aamir’s mom Shanequa Griffin, 39, told The Post police told her Brown was back in the city to face justice.
“They told me everything,” she said. “It’s good.”
Last week, the grieving mom said she was excited Brown had been caught. “He took a lot from me. He broke my heart,” she told the Post. “I just want him to know that he is going to get what he deserves.”
“Honestly, I cry a lot still. It’s still fresh for me. Every day is still like it just happened like it was just yesterday,” she said.
Griffen had a “Magic Johnson smile” and had already attracted attention from college scouts for his prowess on the court, his coach at Cardozo, Ron Naclerio, said.
Friends and family described the boy as a “really good kid” and “innocent.”
The case rocked the victim’s South Jamaica community and prompted a wide search for the shooter. Police offered a $10,000 reward for help bringing the boy’s killer.
Additional reporting by Georgett Roberts and Steven Vago