Police believe a teen killed after he was struck by an ambulette in New York City may have been pushed in front of the vehicle, according to reports.
Angel Reyes-Godoy, 17, suffered severe head trauma after he was hit by the ambulette near his home in the Fordham section of the Bronx Monday night, He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The New York Police Department is investigating Reyes-Godoy’s death as a homicide and is trying to determine whether he was pushed in front of the ambulette or if he was struck while trying to get away from a person who he was arguing with, according to report.
The driver of the ambulette stopped and stayed on the scene, but the person Reyes-Godoy may have been arguing with fled, police said.
Reyes-Godoy was killed on the street where he lived and often hung out, friends of his said.
One friend told the station that Reyes-Godoy stopped by his apartment around 6 p.m. Monday and was on his way to the store. Minutes later, someone ran upstairs to tell him Reyes-Godoy was lying in the street, he said.
Another friend said Reyes-Godoy may have been attacked.
“They just told me he got jumped and they ran him over,” she said.
Reyes-Godoy’s friend, Kimberly Ayber, said that his death came as a shock.
“I don’t even know why they would do something like that to him,” she said.
Police are looking for the person who Reyes-Godoy may have been arguing with.
Additional details were not immediately available.