Teen fatally stabbed on UES

October 3, 2009 8:53:21 PM PDT
A party, a dispute and a murder. An Upper East Side teenager is dead -- stabbed early Saturday morning on a sidewalk outside 301 East 75th Street.

"I'm very shocked at this tragedy," victim's brother Carlos Gaspar said.

The family of 19-year-old Omar Gaspar is in mourning tonight.

Their beloved brother was stabbed once in the chest and killed by a young man he'd never met before.

"He wanted to do big things in his life and he definitely wanted to succeed," Omar's brother said.

Gaspar was an aspiring boxer who had recently gone back to school to get his GED.

Early Saturday morning he was out having a good time when he was attacked.

Gaspar and his two cousins were at an apartment party on the Upper East Side. They got into some sort of dispute with another group of men, which ended up on the sidewalk near 75th and 2nd Ave., where Gaspar was stabbed at 4 a.m.

The teenager died a short time later at New York Hospital.

His friends say despite his boxing training, Gaspar would never have started a fight.

"He was like my little brother he was a sweet guy," friend Richard Guzman said.

Police officers were on the scene today looking in storm drains for the murder weapon.

There have been no arrests in the case.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick

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