Angel Rojas was an innocent bystander when sources said a 14-year-old started wildly firing off shots at a rival that boarded the B15 bus at Marcus Garvey Blvd. near Greene Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

 

 

 

A 14-year-old fiend turned a city bus into a murder scene in the flash of a gun Thursday when his bullet meant for a rival killed an innocent Brooklyn dad instead, sources said.

Angel Rojas, 39, was sitting on the B15 when the kid shot up the bus at about 6:20 p.m. at Marcus Garvey Blvd. near Greene Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops said. Rojas, the married father of two, was shot in the back of the head.

Police took the teen, identified by relatives as Kahton Anderson, into custody and recovered a gun and six shells, cops said.

Angel Rojas was killed while doing nothing else but riding a B15 through Brooklyn around rush hour Thursday.

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Angel Rojas was killed while doing nothing else but riding a B15 through Brooklyn around rush hour Thursday.

The alleged killer and some other teens were in the rear of Brooklyn-to-JFK bus No. 4184 when an apparent rival boarded and started walking toward them, sources said.

“One kid pulls out a gun and he lets off a couple of rounds,” a source said. “He’s running out of the bus, still letting rounds go, and this poor guy gets shot in the back of the head. He wasn’t the intended victim.”

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Rojas' son Saury, 12, and his mom were at the hospital getting his broken finger treated when police notified them of their loss.

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Rojas’ son Saury, 12, and his mom were at the hospital getting his broken finger treated when police notified them of their loss.

Members of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps rushed Rojas, who still had a pulse, to Woodhull Hospital in critical condition, police and sources said.

But the mortally wounded man died there at about 7:50 p.m., police sources said.

Neighbors were dumbfounded by the loss.

Angel Rojas, pictured here with his wife, Maria, was shot to death on the B15 bus.

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Angel Rojas, pictured here with his wife, Maria, was shot to death on the B15 bus.

“He was such a good family man. All he would do is leave early to go to work, and look what happened,” said Yovanna Melo, 33, who lives next-door to the family. “This is terrible news for everyone that knew him.”

Rojas’ wife of 13 years, Maria, fell to her knees sobbing in the living room of the family’s small second-floor Brownsville apartment when she found out her husband was dead, family members said.

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Angel Rojas was killed while riding a B15 bus in Brooklyn after a teenager started firing off rounds toward a rival, police sources say.

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Angel Rojas was killed while riding a B15 bus in Brooklyn after a teenager started firing off rounds toward a rival, police sources say.

The victim’s 12-year-old son, Saury, and 8-year-old daughter, April, also crumbled at their mother’s side. The young boy tried to make sense of the senseless.

“I’m 12, he’s 14. He was too small to be around a gun like that,” Saury said. “My dad would still be alive right now . . .”

Rojas uprooted his family from their native Dominican Republic and came to America four years ago in search of a better life that didn’t come easy.

Police say a 14-year-old is behind the deadly shooting on a B15 bus that killed an bystander.

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Police say a 14-year-old is behind the deadly shooting on a B15 bus that killed an bystander.

The hard-working dad took the B15 bus every morning at 6 a.m. to his job at a fruit stand on Grand Ave., his family said. He worked a 12-hour shift before coming home to rest and get ready for his second job at a deli on Clarkson St.

“My dad was a nice guy. Every day he’d work for us. Every time he came home he used to come give me a hug,” said Saury, who had tears in his eyes.

A source said the teen had been exiting the bus as he sprayed gunfire toward his rival inside. One of the bullets hit rider Angel Rojas in the head.

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A source said the teen had been exiting the bus as he sprayed gunfire toward his rival inside. One of the bullets hit rider Angel Rojas in the head.

Cops found their teen suspect with an unloaded gun shortly after the shooting, police said.

The alleged punk killer and two pals were taken into custody and brought to the 79th Precinct stationhouse for questioning, police sources said.

The six shell casings were found at the scene, police sources said.

The public transportation mayhem took place on a B15 bus near the intersection of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn.

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The public transportation mayhem took place on a B15 bus near the intersection of Marcus Garvey Blvd. and Lafayette Ave. in Brooklyn.

No charges had been filed in the killing by early Friday, police said.

“He’s just a good kid,” Anderson’s grandfather, William Green, said outside the stationhouse.

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“This is the ghetto. You hang out with the wrong crowd and things happen,” the Brooklyn resident said. “This is his first real contact with the police.”

The tragedy on the B15 comes almost three weeks after another shooting involving a Brooklyn bus. Police say rookie cop James Li, 26, was blasted three times in the legs in February by a fare beater who turned out to be wanted on a drug charge.

Rashun Robinson, 28, was leaving through the back door of the B46 bus on Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights at about 5 p.m. when he was caught by Li.

The ex-con and reputed Bloods member was determined to dodge jail time at any cost and opened fire while running from the bus, police said.

With Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola and Tina Moore

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