September 17, 2022 | Bronx, New York: Armani McDonald, 19, was fatally stabbed in the Fordham section of The Bronx on Saturday afternoon. Upon 52nd precinct police arrival, officers located the gravely injured McDonald with a stab wound to the neck.
“Why is this so normalized in this society? Because there were too many guns on our streets, too easy to get a gun, too easy to use one” -Vanessa L. Gibson
Just after 5:00pm, EMS responded to the location and rushed the 19-year-old male to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
According to police officials, two knives were recovered at the scene of the fatal stabbing.
“My heart goes out to his parents, his siblings and loved ones and neighbors and everyone that knew him in this community. This is unacceptable, the violence is unacceptable and far too many young people are dying at the hands of violence. Wether it’s stabbings, or shootings, all together this has been a challenging summer.”
Gibson went on to explain the importance of affordable housing the root of crime in all five boroughs.
“These are families that will never be the same again. We have to do more. We have to assure residents in the this borough that they’re safe when they leave their homes, they expect to return the same way they left. Wether they’re going to school, going to work, picking up their children is
This is unacceptable when innocent people are victims of a crime, shot in the back, shot by a stray bullet.
Why is this so normalized in this society? Because there were too many guns on our streets, too easy to get a gun, too easy to use one and the mindset behind using violence as a way to answer our issues of poverty of those that have mental illnesses that need help, that are unstable.
We need to make sure that are more programs out there, the shelter system needs to be reformed and improved, it is not safe. Many people have complained to us, so we have to make sure we have the mechanism of real affordable housing and shelters that are safe and quality in terms of services.”
Detectives detained a person in connection to the fatal stabbing and took them into custody. Charges against the person of interest are pending and the investigation into the incident remains ongoing at this time.
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