“WE ARE ALL ORLANDO”
June 18, 2016
THIS KILLING IS INEXCUSABLE tragic beyond words, yet it is clear that most of those who have been or are homeless are not capable of heinous acts of violence towards anyone and are gracious and giving . WE ARE ALL LOSERS WHEN VIOLENCE IS PERPETRATED TOWARDS ANYONE!!! ANYWHERE!! BY ANY MEANS!!!!!
” WE ARE ALL ORLANDO! ”
Boy, 17, stabbed to death after giving homeless man $2 5 / 20
New York Daily News New York Daily News
KELDY ORTIZ, Larry McShane
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The victim was killed near his Mount Hope home after apparently giving a $2 handout to a homeless man who wanted more. – Michael Schwartz/for New York Daily News© Provided by New York Daily News The victim was killed near his Mount Hope home after apparently giving a $2 handout to a homeless man who wanted more. – Michael Schwartz/for New York Daily News
He was killed by his kindness.
A Bronx teen, after giving $2 to a homeless man, was stabbed to death by a second man — apparently because the cash donation wasn’t big enough, the victim’s mom said Saturday.
Carl Ducasse, an aspiring attorney set to graduate high school this month, was knifed multiple times in his chest late Friday by a killer who remained on the run, police said.
“The homeless guy wanted more,” said a weeping Angela Ducasse, the slain teen’s mother. “He died because of $2. I can’t believe he’s gone.”
The victim’s parents, surrounded by a dozen family members and friends, sat in their home about a block from the murder scene at E. 175th St. and Walton Ave. in Mount Hope.
Friends and family mourn the death of Carl Ducasse with a memorial outside his home on Walton Avenue in the Bronx. – Michael Schwartz/for New York Daily News© Provided by New York Daily News Friends and family mourn the death of Carl Ducasse with a memorial outside his home on Walton Avenue in the Bronx. – Michael Schwartz/for New York Daily News
A small memorial with lit candles appeared within hours of the killing outside the teen’s home.
Cops confirmed Ducasse was approached by a man asking for money, with an argument ensuing before a second man armed with a knife appeared and attacked the teen.
No arrests were made in the killing, cops said.
Angela Ducasse said her son, after handing over the cash, bent down to pick up his dropped phone before the killer struck. The suspect apparently stole the dying teen’s phone after he collapsed to the sidewalk.
Carl Ducasse, the youngest of three kids, was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital but could not be saved, officials said.
“He was never a kid of the streets,” said Angela Ducasse. “He was a regular teenager. He was never arrested. He said he wanted to be a lawyer.
“We already bought his graduation clothes.”
A friend who was with Carl when the attack happened about 11:20 p.m. told the family about the confrontation. Dad Carlos Ducasse, 49, said the suspect lived in a nearby homeless shelter.
Fighting back tears on the eve of Father’s Day, Carlos talked of his son’s lost future.
“He wanted to go to college,” the dad said. “He wanted to be prepared for life.”