Updated 06/13/2011 07:05 AM
Teen shot and killed in Schenectady
Schenectady police are looking for a suspect and answers following a deadly shooting Sunday morning. This all comes as family and friends of a young victim are remembering a good kid who will be missed. Megan Cruz has more.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- People who knew him say Eddie Stanley loved his family, friends and basketball. He will definitely be missed.
"He might be gone, but he will never be forgotten by us. We love you Eddie," said Ebony Lawrence, a cousin of Stanley.
Eddie Stanley, 15, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Schenectady.
"Once my cousin confirmed that he'd been shot, I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it," said Eric Gentry, a cousin of Stanley.
Police say they responded to Bridge Street around 2 a.m. to find Stanley with at least two gunshot wounds to his chest and torso. He was transported to Ellis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"It's just like really something hard to wake up to in the morning. Unexpected," friend Sheron Mills said.
"I think he was at the wrong place at the wrong time," Lawrence said.
A photo of Eddie Stanley from Facebook.com
Stanley's girlfriend was with him when it happened. She says they were at this house for a party when things all of a sudden, got out of hand.
"I was standing outside and I just see a lot commotion going on," said Stanley's girlfriend, Tyasis Hogan.
Hogan says a fight broke out and over 30 people poured out into the street. Next thing she knew, she was at the hospital and heard the news.
"He was a good kid. Funny. Loved basketball," said Hogan.
Family and friends say Stanley had a promising future ahead of him.
"He was a kid that loved playing basketball, loved going to school, was working on a scholarship to St. John's," Gentry said.
"Hoping to be a basketball player. He was good at that," Lawrence said.
"Didn't deserve this. A tragedy," said Mills.
They also say they want answers.
"He was a kid that wasn't in trouble so they can't say it was related to drugs or anything like that," Gentry said.
"I just wish they could find who did this, so we could get closure for the family," said Lawrence.
And this memorial gives you an idea of how many more are grieving. And in a neighborhood no stranger to crime, people say the they're hoping police can help them make some sense of this senseless death.