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Teenager stabbed to death by neighbor in Bronx parking dispute, witnesses say

Teenager fatally stabbed in Bronx parking dispute
Teenager fatally stabbed in Bronx parking dispute 02:29

NEW YORK -- A suspect fled, but was eventually arrested and charged with murder, after a man was fatally stabbed during an argument over parking in the Bronx, police said. 

It happened on a dead end street at Inwood Avenue and Featherbed Lane at around 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Mount Eden section. 

Witnesses said two men were arguing over a space before one stabbed the other in the torso. Neighbors said the two men knew each other and lived in a building across the street. 

"I live in this building right here. I just heard the noise and that got me nervous," said Deremus Dumas. 

The stabbing victim's family identified him as 19-year-old Dominic Cruz Aguilera. His father said they were getting ready to head to work when the suspect knocked on their door and told them to move their vehicle. 

Aguilera went downstairs. Outside, an argument broke out. Police said the suspect pulled out a knife and witnesses said Aguilera was stabbed once in the chest. 

After being stabbed, Aguilera ran inside a grocery market for help.

"Called 911, I stayed with 911, I got towels to hold the bleeding," said Wendy Reyes, who works at the market. 

Aguilera's father walked in and saw the bloody scene. He said his son pleaded 'Dad, please don't let me die,' as he was transported to Lincoln Hospital.

Aguilera did not survive.  

"He was a beautiful person. He don't look for no problem," his brother said. 

Parking in the neighborhood is difficult, with cars double parked, parked next to fire hydrants and tight blocks to maneuver. Our cameras also spotted cars without plates on Inwood Ave. 

This was the second fatal encounter in Mount Eden in two days.

"Our hearts go out to the family who suffered such a loss, but right now it's being investigated by our detective bureau, so I don't have much further info on that," said NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban. 

Witnesses said the suspect - a taxi driver who has a wife and young child - took off in a dark colored sedan.

Aguilera's family was making arrangements for his funeral. 

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