Police arrested 19-year-old Mekhi Williams and an unnamed 15-year-old on murder and weapon charges Sunday. Williams faces several additional counts, including gang assault.READ MORE: Judge Rules Mayor De Blasio, Former NYPD Commissioner Will Not Have To Take Stand In Inquiry Into Eric Garner's Death
Investigators say the duo killed 16-year-old Ramon Gil-Medrano last Sunday in the Mount Hope section.READ MORE: Infant Girl, Mother Injured When Car Crashes Into Yonkers Store
Medrano was taking a cab to a recording studio when he was shot near the corner of East 178th Street and Webster Avenue. Police said the suspects pulled up on scooters and opened fire, hitting him in the backseat.
His mother told CBS2’s John Dias she moved him and siblings from Puerto Rico 13 years ago for a better life, never expecting something like this to happen.MORE NEWS: 2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long Island
“She’s devastated. They killed her son,” her older son, Ivan Franco, translated. “When she saw him, it looked like he was asleep… Everything was too late, it was too late.”