Street Fight Erupts Outside Memorial Service for Raphael Ward on 2nd Avenue
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Yesterday afternoon was the memorial service for Raphael Sadonte Ward, the sixteen-year-old kid who was murdered for his jacket last Friday night on Columbia Street. EV Grieve reports that a street fight erupted sometime during the event, causing panic and response from the NYPD. Apparently students clashed outside the Provenzano Lanza Funeral Home on Second Avenue, causing many to quickly scatter flee the scene.
One suspect – 16-year-old Timothy Montalvo – was arrested yesterday in connection with the murder. Three other assailants are still sought.
Check out the photos below, courtesy of EventPhotosNYC: