A chivalrous teen was gunned down by two assailants while walking his girlfriend home in the Bronx yesterday. Jose Webster, 16, was walking with girlfriend Aniik Wallace, 16, on Teller Avenue a few blocks from his home when the two men approached them and reportedly started a fight around 9 p.m. last night. One of the suspects fatally shot him in the chest.
A witness described the harrowing scene to the Post, saying that Wallace leaned over Webster's body, and begged him not to leave her, while he lay on the ground trying to breathe. Wallace implied that Webster had been in trouble in the past, but was trying to turn his life around by attending school more regularly. He had lost both his father and grandfather, and needed a stronger father figure in his life, but "he told me he was going to change and better himself," she said.
She said Webster, who loved playing basketball with his cousins, was a good boyfriend: "He was always there for me. I woke up at 5 a.m. crying, I just keep thinking about him. I'm going to try and get through this, it's hard." Wallace and Webster's mother are planning a memorial candlelight vigil on Sunday at the basketball court on Webster Avenue, near 169th Street. Police are still searching for the suspects.