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.
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.
Source: New York Daily News | KELDY ORTIZ, Larry McShane