Police have recognized the gunman suspected of killing a 15-year-old boy, an harmless bystander, in a broad daylight capturing on a Brooklyn road final week.
The alleged killer is only a teen himself, in keeping with cops who stated they’re in search of Leopoldo Nash, 17, in connection to the slaying.
Nash, of Gravesend, is accused of capturing Faridun Mavlonov – a scholar at James Madison Excessive Faculty scholar — within the again when he meant to strike one other particular person on 62nd Road close to twentieth Avenue in Bensonhurst round 1 p.m. final Monday, police stated.
Mavlonov was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center and died early the following day.
The coed was strolling with a gaggle of 5 boys and one lady when Nash allegedly fired seven rounds at them and struck him within the again, in keeping with cops.
Nash had reportedly focused one of many different boys however missed and struck Mavlonov as a substitute, police stated.
The gunman and his supposed goal had gotten into an argument throughout summer season college at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Excessive Faculty and agreed to satisfy after class to duke it out with their fists forward of the lethal capturing.
The slain teen, who lived lower than a mile from the place he was mortally wounded, had dreamed of turning into a UFC fighter and was a loyal buddy, one in every of his buddies advised The Put up following his demise.
“He was like an enormous brother for everybody,” a 15-year-old buddy stated. “He regarded out for them.”
The 15-year-old, who attended the identical judo studio as Mavlonov, known as him an excellent buddy who was mature for his age because the eldest of six youngsters initially from Uzbekistan.
“If you want somebody to speak to, he would all the time be there. Even in case you didn’t have cash, you’d be like, ‘Yo, I’m hungry,’ he would put you first… Doesn’t matter how he’s, if he’s hungry or not,” he stated. “He’ll put you first and ensure he takes care of you.”
The boy’s father cried that his son’s life was lower a lot too brief at his funeral Thursday.
“I’ve 5 youngsters and he was my boy,” Firdavs Mavlonov sobbed. “He’s helped me with all the pieces. He took care of all the pieces. He was 15. He didn’t see life.”
Mayor Eric Adams attended the funeral, the place he advised a packed mosque that Mavlonov was a “younger child who was prematurely taken from us.”
He decried violence amongst New York Metropolis’s younger folks and stated authorities should take away weapons from the streets.
“And it’s our obligation to take this painful second and switch it right into a purposeful second – and to rededicate our lives to saving the kids of our metropolis,” Adams stated. “Younger individuals are killing younger folks at an alarming fee.”
Nash had not been apprehended by police as of Sunday night time. He was final seen fleeing the scene of the crime on twentieth Avenue in direction of 62nd Road.