Carl Ducasse, 17, an aspiring attorney set to graduate high school 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.