The aftermath of the 2011 shooting, which happened in front of Tatiana’s Restaurant on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.

The attorney for 21-year-old Iloune Driver, charged with opening fire on the Brighton Beach boardwalk in 2011, leading to the death of a 16-year-old girl and leaving four others wounded, says that video taken moments after the shooting proves his client’s innocence.

The June 9, 2011, shooting happened as a gunman opened fire on the boardwalk crowded with teens and beachgoers, leaving 16-year-old Tysha Jones, and innocent bystander, dead. Four others were also injured, including a patron of Tatiana Restaurant.

Tysha Jones was a junior at Norman Thomas High School and lived in a Harlem apartment with her mother, Cynthia, her brother and sister, according to friends.

Tysha Jones (Source: Twitter)

The incident is believed to have been sparked when two groups of rival gang members from the Bloods and the Crips exchanged heated words, leading one to draw on the others and open fire.

“That’s what it was all about — gang stupidity,” prosecutor Janet Gleeson told the Daily News.

None of the five struck by wayward bullets were believed to be involved in the incident.

Police apprehended Driver at the nearby subway station. He wasn’t initially charged, according to the News, and named other suspects. A witness later later identified Driver as the shooter in a phone tip to police, leading to charges including second-degree murder.

But according to Driver’s defense attorney, Mario Romano, video filmed in the immediate aftermath of the shooting provides evidence that flies in the face of the witnesses’ statements that Driver fired from the beach. The video, he said, shows him on the boardwalk, scrambling for cover.

Just hours after the shooting, cell phone video from numerous sources began appearing online that captured that aftermath.

You can see more video here and here.

According to the Daily News, there is no ballistic evidence or weapon connecting Driver to the shooting. They note that he is an admitted Crip with the words “True Blue” tattooed on his chest.

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  • Lakiesha J1gaboo

    It’s all about N1GGER STUPIDITY!!!!

    • levp

      Of course, a user with no profile. Coward!

      • hoodedmedusa

        How about 20-50 nigg*s attacking one guy?
        You ever see a black guy trying to fight one on one?
        NEVER!!!! ALWAYS in groups like little puss*es.
        Who’s coward here

        • levp

          WTF are you talking about?

          a gunman opened fire on the boardwalk crowded with teens and beachgoers, leaving 16-year-old Tysha Jones, and innocent bystander, dead.

          Put down the joint and read!

          • The Jig (aboo) Is Up

            It should have read…
            “a savage N1GGER opened fire on the boardwalk crowded with teens and beachgoers, leaving 16-year-old N1GGER Tysha Jones, and innocent bystander, dead.”

            Whenever i read i about a shooting i instantly assume it is by a N1gger or N1ggers involved and 99% of the time i am 100% correct

        • Reverend Al Sharpscoon

          Cowardly N1ggers always attack in packs. That is part of their savage africoon heritage. N1GGERS are noisy, brainless and arrogant feral savages. No wonder why they are not wanted in the white man’s world. N1GGERS destroy every neighborhood they enter.

  • applegreen

    Oh good, the trolls got deleted.