Family Devastated After 16-Year-Old Boy Is Stabbed To Death While Defending His Younger Brother

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Family Devastated After 16-Year-Old Boy Is Stabbed To Death While Defending His Younger Brother

Alijay Morgan had dreams of one day being a men's fashion designer.

Published April 30th

A Bronx family is mourning the loss of a teenager who was stabbed to death on a sidewalk Saturday night after he defended his younger brother from a group of bullies. 

Alijay Morgan, 16, was discovered around 6:30 p.m. on the sidewalk just blocks away from his home, reported the New York Post.

According to police, the teen had been fighting with three unknown people before a knife was pulled out and he was stabbed in the torso.

He was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Morgan’s grieving mother, Patricia Gay, said her son died while protecting his 13-year-old brother from bullies.

"My big one turned around and saw the little one was being bullied by someone his age. ... They started tussling playfully. Then it got serious. All I know, the kids said they're coming back with a gun,” Gay told the New York Daily News. "Before you know it, some grown man came up to another kid holding a knife, said, 'What are you doing with that?' and took it from him and stabbed my son in his heart."

Jamar, Alijay's younger brother, described the events that led up to his brother’s fatal attack.

"My brother was protecting me from some kid that hit me out of nowhere. He gave me a wedgie at first. I gave him a wedgie back. Then he started punching me. So him and my brother started talking,” Jamar told the Daily News.

"I love my brother and I wish that never happened," Jamar tearfully added.

Gay said her older son wanted to be a tailor and designer of men's clothing.

"He liked to draw clothes for boys," she said. "He'd cut up jeans, style them up, color them in. He's very talented, smart."

No arrests have been made and police are still searching for the suspect.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: SEInnovation/Getty Images)

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