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16-year-old Shemel Mercurius of Brooklyn, N.Y., was dying from gunshot wounds. The teen used her last breaths to identify the man who shot her because she refused to date him, police testified Monday.

16-year-old Shemel Mercurius struggled through a painful 20-minute wait for an ambulance, but in that time, she told authorities about a 25-year-old man who wanted to date her and would not take no for an answer, the police said.

Taariq Stephens is the 25-year-old facing charges that he murdered Shemel, a junior at Edward R. Murrow High School. [READ MORE]

NYC Teen Uses Her Dying Breath To Identify Her Killer [VIDEO]  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com