My1sttoday News — A tragic incident occurred on an NYC bus where a 13-year-old boy was fatally stabbed by a fellow schoolmate of the Same Age. The motive is believed to be possibly related to gang affiliations.
A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed by another 13-year-old boy on an MTA bus last Friday. The alleged perpetrator was apprehended by a retired police officer who was coincidentally nearby, as reported by law enforcement and sources.
Syles Ular and his assailant, who both attend the same middle school, IS 7, were onboard the S78 bus at Hylan Boulevard and Littlefield Avenue in Eltingville around 2:20 p.m. An altercation between them escalated, leading to the use of a knife and the display of gang-related signs, according to information provided by the NYPD and police sources. NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell conveyed these details during a press conference at police headquarters on Friday night.
The suspected assailant proceeded to stab Ular multiple times in the chest. The critically injured victim made his way to the front of the bus, clutching his abdomen and expressing difficulty breathing to the driver, according to sources. Eventually, he walked to the back of the bus and collapsed on the floor.
The young suspect fled the bus, discarding the murder weapon as he ran approximately three blocks, according to the police account.
A retired NYPD sergeant, coincidentally in the vicinity, began tailing the fleeing boy, as Chief Chell recounted. Another witness pointed out the assailant to the retired officer, stating, “This person just stabbed somebody,” according to the chief’s statements.
The retired police officer subsequently apprehended the teenager, who was then placed under police custody.
NYPD Chief Chell expressed the belief that the motive behind this incident could be linked to gang activity.
Demetrius Crichlow, the senior vice president of the NYC Transit Department, mentioned that he arrived at the scene and spoke with the MTA bus driver. He noted that the driver was deeply affected by the incident, praising him for swiftly notifying authorities, contacting the police, and making commendable efforts to keep the situation down on the bus.