What to Know
- A 17-year-old boy was pushed into the street during an argument in the Bronx, and was hit by a moving car
- The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition and died there
- Police say the suspect fled the scene
A 17-year-old Bronx boy died after he was pushed into the path of a moving ambulette during a dispute with another person in his home borough Monday, police say.
The victim, Angel Reyes-Godoy, was arguing with someone at 194th Street and Bainbridge Avenue in Fordham Manor when the other person pushed him into the street, where he was hit by an ambulette, police said.
"I just heard people say they jumped him, threw him into the street, and a white van hit his head," said friend Pamela Alvarez.
The driver of the ambulette stayed on the scene. Reyes-Godoy was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in cardiac arrest from severe head trauma, and was pronounced dead.
Authorities said Tuesday his death had been ruled a homicide. No arrests have been made.
People in the neighborhood who knew Reyes-Godoy said he was "a good guy." Friends said he had no family in the country, and police were trying to reach loved ones in Mexico.
Editor's Note: Reyes-Godoy's last name has been corrected throughout the story to reflect a correction issued by police.