Carl Ducasse, 17, an aspiring attorney set to graduate high school this month, was knifed multiple times in his chest late Friday after an attempted sidewalk robbery turned into a fight when the victim insisted he was broke, he was stabbed by a killer who remained on the run, police said.
“He was never a kid of the streets,” said a weeping Angela Ducasse, the victim’s mother. “He was a regular teenager. He was never arrested. He said he wanted to be a lawyer.
“We already bought his graduation clothes.”
According to cops, Ducasse was about a block from his home when one of the men approached and demanded the teen’s cash. Ducasse, after announcing he had no money, started scuffling with the suspect.
Cops said a knife-wielding man then joined the brawl, fatally stabbing Ducasse before both suspects fled. Cops were looking for a teen from another borough in connection with the killing.
“He went to buy a shake and he told them he didn’t have any money,” said the dead youth’s aunt, Francia Ducasse. “They asked him for $2, and he said he didn’t have any money … They stabbed him straight in his heart.”
Carl Ducasse, the youngest of three kids, was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital but could not be saved, officials said.