Dayshen McKenzie was reportedly chased by a group of white males and one Hispanic male last Friday in Staten Island who threatened to kill the 16-year-old using racist slurs. McKenzie was fleeing the group, who waved a gun at him over an argument involving a girl.
The New York Daily News exclusively reports:
“To me, it’s murder,” said Diane Fatigati, an ex-NYPD officer and 9/11 responder, who rushed to the aid of the dying McKenzie. “They were chasing him — that’s a crime. You’re hunting them because they’re black … You’re calling them a n—-r.”
Fatigati tried desperately to resuscitate the 16-year-old aspiring rapper.
But she couldn’t bring him back after the deadly chase last Friday that escalated from a festering beef between one of McKenzie’s friends and one of the other group over a girl.
Fatigati overheard one of the people from the group saying they had a gun and uttered the term “I”m gonna shoot you, n–ger!” while they gave chase to McKenzie and a group of his friends.
Adding to the still-developing details of the case, the group who chased McKenzie were in cars that had Pennsylvania license plates.
An investigation is ongoing.