Surveillance video obtained by the Post depicts the early Sunday morning shooting of a teenage Harlem father who died on the very streets he struggled and failed to escape. Police say 17-year-old Cory Squire, the father of a 3-year-old boy, died after being shot once in the head from behind on West 141st Street around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. His distraught 18-year-old girlfriend tells the tabloid that Squire had tried to sever ties with the Bloods after their son was born, and even "joined the Job Corps and was training to be an electrician, but he always knew the only way he could get out of that gang was the way he got out."
Squire's mother had tossed him out of her home last year after she caught him stealing from her, and a friend tells the Daily News he recently called her and said, 'Mom, I have nowhere to go [and] I don't have any food." Since his girlfriend's mother didn't want him in the house overnight, Squire had been wandering the streets. Investigators don't know what motivated the shooting, but the video shows Squire talking with an unidentified youth for about a minute, then trying to walk away. It was then that his assailant approached from behind and shot him. Squire's 14-year-old sister tells the Post, "I saw his death coming... He didn't think he'd make it to 18. He was right."