New York Daily News: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for murder for the shooting of a pal, also 14, while they played around with a gun in the lobby of a Bronx apartment building, police said Sunday.

The suspect, whose name was not released by the NYPD because of his age, was nabbed Friday night for allegedly killing Jacob Borbon. Investigators are still trying to determine if the shooting was accidental.

“I haven’t been OK,” Jacob’s devastated mother told the Daily News on Sunday, breaking into tears. “[Jacob] was a good kid. We were about to leave out of here. We was about to move upstate. We got a house. We was going to get my baby out the ’hood and this happens.”

Police charged the boy with two different counts of murder — one covering intentional homicide, the other depraved indifference — as well as manslaughter. Prosecutors in the Bronx will determine how to proceed with his case, police sources said.

Sources familiar with the case said the teen told investigators the gun went off in Jacob’s hands but physical evidence from the scene suggests otherwise.

The teen was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Saturday and ordered held without bail.

Jacob was hanging out with teen friends in the lobby of a building on E 194th St near Briggs Ave in Fordham Heights when the gun went off, likely accidentally, at about 1:05am. Thursday, cops said.

Police officers posted nearby heard the shot and found Jacob stumbling out of the building, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said.

Officers found four beach chairs in the lobby surrounded by McDonald’s food and drinks, Essig said. The surveillance camera in the lobby was covered with black spray paint and so didn’t capture anything, but a camera outside caught three young man fleeing, one of them holding a gun, according to Essig.

Jacob, who lived in Allerton about 2 miles from where he was shot, was wounded in the chest. Medics rushed him to St. Barnabas Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved.

Cops investigate the scene of the fatal shooting on E 194th St near Briggs Ave in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News

Jacob’s mother hadn’t heard about the arrest when contacted by the Daily News Sunday. She said she’s been avoiding her phone.

“I don’t know nothing about that,” she said, wearing a white “RIP Jacob” shirt at her Bronx home. “He’s 14? I haven’t heard nothing.”

“I haven’t been picking up my phone, I don’t be wanting to talk to no one,” she added. “Probably they’ve been calling me, but I don’t know.”

Jacob is the second sibling in his family to die in a shooting. His older brother, David Hooks, was shot dead on September 20, 2015, in Fordham Heights.

Jacob’s stepfather, Victor Lopez, 49, told the News Thursday Jacob’s friends abandoned him to die.

“They should’ve called 911 and stood by his side if they was his friends,” he said. “They should’ve reached out to somebody instead of leaving him.”

There have been 11 murders this year in the Bronx’s 52nd Precinct as of August 7, compared with three during the same period last year, a 267 percent surge.

There have been 24 people shot in the precinct so far this year compared with 25 by this time last year.

Murders citywide are down 8 percent this year, with 261 victims this year through August 7 compared with 284 during the same time period last year. Shootings citywide are down 7 percent, with 1,020 victims so far this year compared with 1,101 by this time in 2021.

Top Feature Photo: Cops investigate the scene of the fatal shooting on E 194th St near Briggs Ave in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News