15-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting

August 16, 2010 3:45:34 AM PDT
A 15-year-old boy who just wanted to sit outside with his friend, was shot to death in the Bronx. It happened outside his father's home on Fenton Avenue.

One thing that Tashawn Bromfield looked forward to was coming to visit his friend and family in the Eastchester neighborhood.

"He just came to visit his father," said the victim's step-mother, Marva Fletcher.

Tashawn Bromfield was just 15, and was visiting his father.

Early Saturday morning at 12:30 a.m., he was sitting on a stoop outside his step-mother's apartment when someone in a car driving by leaned out the window and fired two shots.

One struck Tashawn in the chest and killed him.

Winifred Powers' son had been sitting with Bromfield.

"I was so panicked, I was like 'Oh my God, I hope nothing happened to these kids because I just passed them sitting there'," Powers said.

Bromfield by everyone's words, was a good kid with plenty of friends in the Bronx neighborhood.

"I came to pick him up but he wasn't ready to go home because he hadn't seen his friends in a long time," Fletcher said.

Police are calling it a random shooting.

Friends of the 15-year-old were in tears as they walked to a tree where a memorial was set up for Tashawn.

People in the neighborhood were shocked at the shooting, saying the last one they remembered was some 7 years ago.