Police: Man shot to death over cell phone on Mace Ave.

THE BRONX - Police say a man was shot to death outside a bodega on Mace Avenue late last night over a cell phone.

Officials say Willmer Hernandez, 20, was found with three gunshot wounds to his stomach.

Investigators say that Hernandez was trying to fight off thieves trying to take his younger brother's cell phone when he was shot.

Family and friends have set up candles as a memorial for Hernandez at the spot where he was killed.

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