NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -- New surveillance video obtained by PIX11 News shows several young men approaching a young father in the Inwood section of Manhattan early Saturday morning just before he was gunned down.
Six men, one of them with a gun, were seen on surveillance video around 3 a.m. right before they allegedly ran up to 19-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, and fatally shot him in the head, police sources tell PIX11.
Rodriguez, was standing on the corner of Academy Street and Post Avenue on Saturday around 3:15 a.m. when he was shot.
Candles, flowers, and posters now adorn the section of sidewalk where the teenager was gunned down, leaving behind his girlfriend, Alassyn Castillo, their 1-year old daughter, and a grieving extended family.
“We just had a birthday party for her the 25th of August. It was nice. He was there,” Castillo said. “My boyfriend was not a gangster. My boyfriend was not a street person. Like, he wasn’t worried about having issues with anybody else."
Rodriguez’s mother, Mia Rodriguez, who did not want her face shown on camera, is devastated -- and -- furious.