Who Petigny encountered while walking his dog, a gang or one person, at Beverley Street and East 31st in Flatbush and what might have been the motive are nagging questions after he was suddenly shot. It happened around 7:00 on Monday night.
"Three shots rang out. He is hit in the shoulder. He then runs several blocks and he dies as a result," Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
The end of a young 19-year-old life happened just a block from his home, where a number of school safety officers mourned his death with his family in seclusion. His mother is a safety officer.
There was promise with this young man. Friends and family confirm he attended classes at Kingsborough Community College, even worked two jobs.
Now a patrol officer walks a lonely beat here as they search for a suspect after another young life is lost to senseless gun violence.