Surveillance Video Released in Fatal Shooting of Raphael Ward

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 at 6:27 am by

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The 7th Precinct just released video surveillance showing four persons of interest in the shooting death of Raphael Ward on Columbia Street last Friday. The sixteen-year-old was reportedly shot near the corner of Rivington before stumbling into the Tearedhan bodega with a bullet wound to the chest. He died shortly thereafter.

While mainstream media maintains the motive was related to a $600 Marmot jacket, police claim otherwise. We’re also hearing rumors that it might have been a rival group from the nearby Campos Plaza. Guess we’ll need to wait until the four perps are caught…

DNAinfo learns that the wake is tomorrow at Provenzano Lanza Funeral Home in the East Village. Funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Thursday morning before his burial at Rosehill Cemetery.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001883363835 Tre Anthony

    Find out who these teens parents are and lock both of them up too..That way you send a strong message out to parents of teens that the community will not tolerate the nonsense killings such as this. Each parent should be charged with child neglect and sentence to a minimum of 15 years each. That should let future parents and other existing parents know to raise your child the right way or face the consequences…