A St. John’s college student, with dreams of being an accountant, was shot and killed during J’Ouvert festivities in Brooklyn over the weekend.
Tiarah Poyau, 22, was shot at close range above her right eye while at the overnight celebration with three friends at 4:15 a.m. at Franklin Ave. and Empire Blvd., police sources said.
Police have said that they don’t think Poyau was the intended victim, and her friends have stated they didn’t see the shooter.
St. John’s President Conrado Gempesaw released a statement on Poyau’s death.
“Tiarah was pursuing a dual degree B.S./M.S. program in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business where she recently completed her undergraduate degree in accounting in May 2016, and had just begun graduate work toward her Masters degree in taxation. She had a bright future ahead of her and was taken much too soon. The entire University community sends our thoughts and prayers to the Poyau family during this difficult time.”