Bronx teen stabbed to death, remembered at vigil in Longwood

A Bronx teen is being remembered in Longwood Tuesday night after police say he was stabbed to death on Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Updated 1,591 days ago

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A Bronx teen is being remembered in Longwood Tuesday night after police say he was stabbed to death on Sunday.
A vigil was held for 19-year-old Florentino Garcia outside the building he was stabbed. Dozens of family members say they are trying to make sense of such a sudden and shocking loss.
Garcia left behind an 11-month-old daughter who his family says he was trying to support when he took a job at their family restaurant, just a couple of weeks before his death.
Police believe Garcia got into an argument with the mother of his child's alleged new boyfriend. They say Garcia was stabbed multiple times.
Police say his 18-year-old suspected killer also suffered a stab wound to the torso but survived. They say Dustin Domincci is also claiming self-defense, saying that Garcia stabbed him first.
Dominicci has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. Garcia's family says they are not done seeking justice.
Loved ones say Garcia loved sports. They are hoping to learn more about the motive for his killing.


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