Monday, April 17, 2006

Police are trying to find the man who fired the stray bullet that killed a two-year-old boy in the Bronx


Little David Pacheco died at Bronx Lebanon Hospital after his family van got caught in the crossfire of a shootout near Harrison and West Tremont Avenues in Morris Heights.

He was strapped in his car seat traveling with his mother and two sisters to a family Easter celebration when the bullet hit him.

Pacheco's mother, Joanne Sanabria – clutching her son's stuffed toy and wearing his chain on Monday – had harsh words for the little boy's killer.

"You think you're gonna have a life after this. Every day you wake up and every day you go to sleep, you'll see my son's face and you'll hear my voice," she said. "I don't ever want you to forget that. No jail time, no nothing. This is your death sentence: hearing me, what you took from me."

Witnesses tell NY1 that an argument between two men turned into a gun battle around 2:00 p.m.

A good Samaritan who's also an EMT began giving the little boy mouth to mouth.

"I continued CPR all the way to the hospital," said Angelo Cruz. "Inside the cab, the baby did come through, opened his eyes for a brief second and stretched out this way."

Despite their best efforts, the toddler died at Bronx Lebanon hospital. His mother and father made a desperate plea to the public Monday to help catch the killer.

"If anybody could find it in their hearts. If they know this person, if they've seen this person, all I want is justice for my baby," said Sanabria.

The toddler's uncle called the shooter a coward. "They have no heart," said Victor Castillo. "They think they run the streets."

Police are now searching for the shooter. They describe the suspect as a black man in his early 20s, approximately 6' 2" tall with a tattoo on his arm. He was wearing a light blue sweater and blue jeans.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Parents Demand Justice After Bullet Kills Son


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