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Friends of Slain 14-Year-old Bronx Teen Post Photos Online of Bullet Riddled Body

May 24, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Friends of Slain 14-Year-old Bronx Teen Post Photos Online of Bullet Riddled Body

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Hours after the brutal execution-style murder of 14-year-old Christopher Duran in the Bronx, New York. Neighbors and friends began posting grisly photos taken by some in the crowd that gathered around the slain teen online.

One person on Instagram wrote The picture really broke my heart,” referring to a picture of the 14-year-old murdered Friday morning on his way to school.

Another user wrote: “Bronx aint no place to live.” One friend of Duran’s commented on the picture of the bullet-riddled body, “That’s my brother right there,” another friend commented on the photo saying: “I was suppose to see him today.”

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Another person added, “Im scared for my little brother and im scared for all my brothers.”
Duran, a seventh-grader at IS 206 on Aqueduct Avenue, was stalked and gunned down just steps from his apartment building at around 8:30 a.m., cops said.

Duran had ties to the local “208” crew — which is affiliated with the nationally reviled Crips gang — and had five prior ­arrests, including two attempted assaults.

Social-media posts from the past seem to paint a portrait of a boy who loved the gang lifestyle.

In several images posted to ­Instagram, Duran flashes what appears to be the letter C — a hand signal for the Crips.

On an Instagram profile that friends said belonged to Duran, he links to a YouTube rap video showing a group of young men wearing blue bandanas, rolling marijuana blunts and flashing wads of cash.

Blue is a color associated with the Crips. Their arch rivals, the Bloods, in turn flash red — the same color as the bandana worn by Duran’s still-unapprehended killer.

A person who appears to be Duran is in the rap video and apparently making gang signs.

Still, some aren’t sure whether the affiliations are genuine.

“Some of these kids are throwing up signs without even being affiliated,” said Lee McClendon, a Morrisania drug counselor.

Duran’s killer may have indirectly caused another death, that of the boy’s grandfather, who was hospitalized in the Dominican Republic and suffered a fatal heart attack upon hearing of the slaying.

“When they called to give him the news, he died,” said neighbor Rogelio Perez, 28.

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