Gun slay of homeless teen marks deadly night in city

Posted on May 3, 2009. Filed under: dispute - strangers, New York | Tags: , |

A Harlem teen trying to turn his life around was gunned down during a street fight, one of three murders across the city before the sun rose Sunday, police said.

Cory Squire, 17, was tossed out of his Harlem home by his fed-up mother last year but was looking for work and had been pleading for her forgiveness, his friends said.

“He called and said, ‘Mom, I have nowhere to go [and] I don’t have any food,'” said Jennifer Moore, one of several friends who provided shelter for Cory in recent months. “He was on the streets fending for himself,” said Moore.

Those same streets were Cory’s undoing at 5:30 a.m. when he tangled with a group of men on W. 141st St., police said.

The encounter soon grew heated, and one of the men drew a handgun and shot Cory in the chest. The teenager died instantly.  More on NY Daily News

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