College Student Killed over 50 Cents
by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World
Another promising young man’s life ended too soon over a senseless act of violence.
Wilmer Hernandez, a student at Borough of Manhattan community college, was shot in the stomach for refusing to give up 50cents–and later died at the Jacobi Medical Center, sources said.
He and his brother, Steven Hernandez, were at a convenient store late Thursday night to purchase snacks for a trip to Universal Studios when they were approached by Dashawn Campbell and several other men.
Deshawn asked the brothers, “Yo! you guys got 50cents?” At that time, the men approached Steven Hernandez and took a cell phone from him. Shortly there after, Wilmer was shot in the stomach.
Campbell, 19, who has a record with numerous arrests–including robbery–was charged with murder and ordered without bail.
You know, when a young person’s life is taken so suddenly, even if they are deeply rooted in the streets, there is a feeling of empathy. However, when a young college student like Wilmer Hernandez’s life is taken, there is apathy and despair. Wilmer could have become a major contributor to society. Unfortunately, he won’t get the chance to witness his full potential. Neither will we.
Antoine Scroggins is a staff Writer at Your Black World.com