A 13-year-old boy was stabbed to death with a screwdriver last night on East 15th street and Avenue X.

The victim, Miguel Saavedra, was attacked just before 7:30 p.m. He was walking with a friend who is a year younger when the suspect, described as a male Hispanic wearing black shorts, began chasing them on a bicycle. When he caught up to Saavedra he stabbed him multiple times with a screwdriver.

He was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Saavedra, who lived above a Chinese restaurant on Sheepshead Bay Road and attended Shell Bank J.H.S., is believed to have had a confrontation with a group of teens that included the suspect over the weekend at the park on Avenue V and East 13th street.

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  • a good neighbor

    i’m deeply troubled with this incident especially in the summer when kids have nothing better to do.

  • Anthony

    It’s bad enough that things like this happen with adults, but a 13 year old kid? What is this world coming too? Kids at that age shouldn’t even be around gangs much less be in one or the target of one. I can’t imagine anything he could have done to deserve such a fate. What happened to Miguel is a shame. My sympathy to his family.

  • kitten man

    that suspect should be stoned to death.

  • a good neighbor

    i’m deeply troubled with this incident especially in the summer when kids have nothing better to do.

  • Anthony

    It’s bad enough that things like this happen with adults, but a 13 year old kid? What is this world coming too? Kids at that age shouldn’t even be around gangs much less be in one or the target of one. I can’t imagine anything he could have done to deserve such a fate. What happened to Miguel is a shame. My sympathy to his family.

  • kitten man

    that suspect should be stoned to death.

  • No Name

    Those people who done that to Miguel was wrong just Don’t Get it why would someone kill a 13 yrs. old boy. Only because an argument doesn’t mean you have to kill someone. That was really stupid to those suspects to kill a 13 yrs old that goes to Shell bank JHS and he was to little he was young and he doesn’t deserve to die at his 13 yrs old. Why people join in gang what the point of joining a gang. This goes to all the people who in a gang and who is about to join don’t join in a gang. Be a better person don’t be a follower be yourself follow your dream meaning don’t take drugs finish school and find your career meaning find a job have a family give respect to each other enjoy your life being around with your family meaning brother sister aunt uncle mother father grandma grandpa who ever but that carry your blood your own family not those gang (blood, crip, latin, south side, mafia, and more). It just not right to join in gang it just make u kill each other and then when gang to gang or other gang to people the next they or on that day when you die your family need you your mothers and your fathers even sisters need a brother to play to help each other and to talk to. Lastly what do u even get maybe DRUGS MONEY OR SOMETHING But you making a big mistake that nothing what you get this is what you get be on new get search by police and try to run away put you just cant do that police are smart and people in gang are not. I really hope on the future the world can change to be a better world. WELL R.I.P MIGUEL SAAVERDRA

  • No Name

    Those people who done that to Miguel was wrong just Don’t Get it why would someone kill a 13 yrs. old boy. Only because an argument doesn’t mean you have to kill someone. That was really stupid to those suspects to kill a 13 yrs old that goes to Shell bank JHS and he was to little he was young and he doesn’t deserve to die at his 13 yrs old. Why people join in gang what the point of joining a gang. This goes to all the people who in a gang and who is about to join don’t join in a gang. Be a better person don’t be a follower be yourself follow your dream meaning don’t take drugs finish school and find your career meaning find a job have a family give respect to each other enjoy your life being around with your family meaning brother sister aunt uncle mother father grandma grandpa who ever but that carry your blood your own family not those gang (blood, crip, latin, south side, mafia, and more). It just not right to join in gang it just make u kill each other and then when gang to gang or other gang to people the next they or on that day when you die your family need you your mothers and your fathers even sisters need a brother to play to help each other and to talk to. Lastly what do u even get maybe DRUGS MONEY OR SOMETHING But you making a big mistake that nothing what you get this is what you get be on new get search by police and try to run away put you just cant do that police are smart and people in gang are not. I really hope on the future the world can change to be a better world. WELL R.I.P MIGUEL SAAVERDRA