Bronx teen Gerardo Parraga was on his cell phone with his girlfriend when he was confronted and shot on Lafayette Avenue. The police believe Parraga was killed in a botched robbery after leaving a Washington Mutual on Saturday night. His girlfriend heard the confrontation and gunfire and called his family; the family discovered Parraga, who was shot in the shoulder and died at the scene. His family said cash, his cell phone and jewelry were missing.

The 19 year old had been taking computer programming classes at Columbia through its Service Learning in Community Environment while also working as a security guard at New York Law School. A detective told the Post that Parraga was, "from what we've heard, the nicest kid in the world."