An 18-year-old has been charged with the murder in the death of a 14-year-old boy, who was stabbed along with three other teens when violence broke out at a house party in the Bronx earlier this year, police said.
Ken Goodwin also faces three counts of felony assault and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon following the stabbings at a home on Barnes Avenue in Pelham Parkway on Sept. 28.
Goodwin is accused of killing Justin Fallu, who was stabbed in the chest during the party.
Police said he also allegedly stabbed two 18-year-olds in their chests and a 17-year-old in the shoulder. Those victims all survived the attack.
Fallu's father told NBC 4 New York his son was trying to break up a fight and that he had a good heart. He said he was "so happy" to hear news of the arrest.
"It's been very hard," said an emotional Evan Fuentes. "This is my best friend, my life, the only thing I lived for. Having him not around, it's like I am lost right now."
Goodwin, who has eight prior arrests, faced a judge Tuesday on murder charges. His attorney told NBC 4 New York, "Someone died. All parties are remorseful."
Tributes to Fallu still cover the wall in the building where he lived. Fuentes said, "I had a grown woman say to me, 'He used to walk me to my house every day to make sure I got into my house safe.'"
-- Lori Bordonaro contributed to this report.