“My Baby Was Everything” Brooklyn Mom Mourns 14-Year-Old Son Fatally Shot by Cousin

 “My Baby Was Everything” Brooklyn Mom Mourns 14-Year-Old Son Fatally Shot by Cousin


Tiffany Grant, a heartbroken mother, shared her anguish with The Post following the tragic death of her 14-year-old son, Jasai Guy, who was fatally shot by his 12-year-old cousin in Brooklyn. Jasai’s untimely death has left his family and community in profound grief, as his belongings remain untouched, symbolizing the suddenness of the loss.

“His clothes that I washed are on his bed waiting for him to put away,” Grant tearfully recounted, emphasizing the void left by her son. The incident occurred on a seemingly ordinary Sunday morning at the paternal grandfather’s home in Brownsville, where Jasai and his cousin were playing. The play turned tragic when a shotgun, reportedly belonging to Jasai’s firefighter father, accidentally discharged, striking Jasai in the chest.

In a devastating revelation, the younger cousin told the police, “I shot my cousin by accident, I don’t want him to die,” highlighting the horror of the moment. NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny detailed the scene, describing the modified shotgun and the physical evidence at the location. “The shotgun itself is altered. Both the barrel and stock were cut off to make it smaller,” Kenny explained, adding that the shotgun had one spent shell casing and five live rounds inside.

As the community grapples with this tragedy, the legal proceedings are unfolding. The 12-year-old cousin has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon. He appeared in Brooklyn Family Court and was released to his mother pending further hearings.

Meanwhile, Jasai’s family is coping with immense pain. Grant reminisced about Jasai’s bright and creative personality, his love for basketball, and his recent excitement about switching from glasses to contacts. She fondly remembered him as “Cool Guy Sai,” a nickname that reflected his charm and popularity.

The tragedy has also deeply affected Jasai’s younger sister, Kennedy, who at just 7 years old is trying to understand her brother’s absence. She has taken on the role of “the comfort helper,” offering hugs to those mourning around her.

As the family prepares to confront their new reality without Jasai, Grant is determined to honor his memory beyond the circumstances of his death. “It’s beside that, it’s who he was. And I’m going to tell that story,” she declared, committed to preserving the essence of her son’s life in the hearts of those who knew him. This tragic event serves as a painful reminder of the dangers of firearms, particularly in homes with children, and the irreversible consequences that can arise from their mishandling.

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