An 18-year-old boy was identified as a suspect Tuesday for stabbing four teenagers, one of them fatally, at a booze-filled birthday party in the Bronx over the weekend.
Police released a mug shot of the suspect, Ken Goodwin, 18, and encouraged anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers tipline at 800-577-TIPS.
The party was in an apartment building on Barnes Ave. near Pelham Pkwy. on Saturday night and lasted into Sunday morning. The fight broke out about 3 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Three teens — a pair of 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old — suffered non-fatal stab wounds. Justin Fallu, 14, who had intervened in an effort to break up the fight, was stabbed in the chest. The P.S. 754 student was taken by ambulance to Jacobi Medical Center, where he died, police said.
“He got caught up with some friends; they went to a party and got caught up with some gang guys,” Nick West, a close friend of Justin’s father, Evan Fallu, told the Daily News after the killing.
“The kid was not a violent person. He was trying to help his friends.”
Tips also can be submitted to the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.