BED-STUY, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A 14-year-old boy has been charged after a man was shot and killed aboard an MTA bus in Brooklyn.
Cops say Angel Rojas, 39, was sitting on a B15 bus in Bed-Stuy Thursday evening when the teen gunman began firing wildly at a rival who had boarded the bus.
Rojas, an unintended target, was shot in the back of the head.
The Dominican immigrant, who was on his way home from work to see his family in Brownsville before heading to his second job, died at Woodhull Hospital a short time later.
Police found the 14-year-old suspect nearby, hiding in a laundromat, with the alleged weapon still on him.
Rojas’ 12-year-old son Saury tearfully told the Daily News, “My dad was a nice guy. Every day he’d work for us. Every time he came home he used to give me a hug.”
Of the young man accused of gunning down his dad, Saury said, “I’m 12, he’s 14. He was too small to be around a gun like that.”
Residents of Bed-Stuy say the shooting is not surprising.
“Ya’ll think Chicago is crazy, come to Bed-Stuy,” one man said of the broad daylight shooting.
The suspect has since been charged with second degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.