Melrose community marks 1 year since the fatal shooting of 17-year-old man

A Melrose community gathered Tuesday to mark one year since the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks.

News 12 Staff

Jun 29, 2021, 11:57 PM

Updated 1,026 days ago

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A Melrose community gathered Tuesday to mark one year since the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks.
His mother, Eve Hendricks, talked about the moments when she first saw her son dead as she called on the community to stop the violence.
She was joined by other community members, advocates against gun violence, elected officials, and the NYPD officers who helped catch the accused killer.
The event was held at the basketball court near the Jackson Houses where he lived. The basketball court will be renamed after him.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said it was a great way to remember him but that she wished the 17-year-old with dreams to become a basketball player was still alive.
Eve Hendricks is also waiting for justice in her son's killing as the suspected killer is set to be back in court in September.
Clark promised to fight for justice for the slain teen.


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