Teen gunned down on LES over winter parka: report

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LOWER EAST SIDE (PIX11)– A dispute over a jacket may have lead to one teenagers death. 16-year-old  Raphael Ward was shot in the chest on Friday. According to published reports Ward ran to a nearby deli after the shooting, saying he had been approached by people who wanted his jacket. It is believed the jacket was similar to this Marmot coat, costing hundreds of dollars. Paramedics reported to the scene and transported him to Beth Israel Hospital. Ward died on the way there. No arrests have been made.

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9 comments

  • WANDA

    THIS IS SO SENSELESS WHY DONT THEY BUY THEIR OWN COAT 4 THIS YOUNG MAN LIFE IS GONE JUST BECAUSE SOME1 WANTED SOMETHING HE HAVE, IT ALL GO BACK 2 THE JIM CROW LAW, I CAN TURN THEM AGAINST 1 ANOTHER SO IT IS DONE, I BE GLAD WHEN PEOPLE WAIT UP N REALIZE LIFE DONT HAVE 2 B THAT WAY.

    • Tacmarine

      You are a fool ! Turn off your Caps key you moron. Jim Crow?????? What the hell would you know about Jim Crow laws. "Wait up"??? Do you mean Wake up???? Did you even look at your post before submitting it???????

  • kes

    Jim Crow laws???? What the hell are you talking about???This is a simple act of senseless violence….and over a coat of all things….

  • Anny

    This is why the world is the way it is. People have a right to speak their minds and there's is no need for anyone to criticize another. No matter how stupid it might sound or if you don't agree.
    This is a very sad, ignorant, senseless act of violence against another human being especially a life so young. He could've taken the coat (which is wrong) and let him be. People, especially young ones needs to focus on finding their way to a better tomorrow instead of living their everyday wondering who has what, who this and who that.

  • Linda Roc

    My god people need to focus more on the problem of guns. Stop really blaming coats, phones, etc…We the people or say the community need to get together and fight against this serious problem that are killing our generations to come.. Stop focuasing on material problems being the cause and face up that most parents need to look deeper into what there kids are doing and who they affiliate with.

    • America 1st

      Guns is not the problem,The Gun didnt tell the troubled kid to pull the trigger,,,, once again your missing the point, they could have easily robbed this kid with a knife,,,,,, these kids are messed up,the were raised like animals with no sense or moral compass. look at who their idols are and what thier idols preach to them day and day out,,,, ( kill, all women are hoes, gang life, violence, thug life),,, and the hot 97 and power 105 radio personalities tow the same line, but then hypocritically turnaround and act like there is a problem when some kid gets killed and thet act like " where is all this coming from"? oh my god we have to do something to stop all this violence…. its Disgusting!

  • America 1st

    Guns is not the problem,The Gun didnt tell the troubled kid to pull the trigger,,,, once again your missing the point, they could have easily robbed this kid with a knife,,,,,, these kids are messed up, look at who their idols are and what thier idols preach to them day and day out,,,, ( kill, all women are hoes, gang life, violence, thug life),,, and the hot 97 and power 105 radio personalities tow the same line, but then hypocritically turnaround and act like there is a problem when some kid gets killed and thet act like " where is all this coming from"? oh my god we have to do something to stop all this violence…. its Disgusting!

  • Words of reason

    Got it love how the gun nuts are always blaming everyone else, except of taking responsibility that their right is the main cause of these deaths. Everywhere in the world people listen to hip hop or watch violent movies or play violent games and guess what? They dont have this issue. Whether you like it or not, this country needs gun control, because its citizens in the end aren't responsible to handle such responsibility and from Newtown to Harlem Americans and guns just don't work together well. That's a fact!

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