Teen Stabbed, Killed In The Bronx Over $10, Sister Says

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Fatal stabbing/stock photo

Fatal stabbing/stock photo


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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A teenager was stabbed and killed early Saturday morning at a party in the Bronx.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney reports on the brutal beating

At 1:21 a.m., police responded to a 911 call at 1908 Bathgate Ave. in the Tremont section of the Bronx. Upon arrival, police found 17-year-old Damien Martinez, of the Bronx, with a stab wound to the chest.

The victim’s sister, Starleena Vargas, told The Daily News that he was attacked for trying to get his $10 cover charge back from the party, which they were kicked out of. Vargas said he was thrown on the floor, hit over the head and then stabbed with a kitchen knife.

EMS responded and transported Martinez to Saint Barnabus Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing. The family is hoping that witnesses will speak up, but some don’t think that will happen because the perpetrators may be gang members.

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