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21-year-old Air Force veteran killed in the Bronx

May 27, 2012 8:19:47 PM PDT
An Air Force veteran was in town for just 24 hours - his family says he was thrilled to celebrate his cousin's baptism.

Instead, his family, including his pregnant mother spent Sunday at the Bronx Criminal Courthouse waiting for a judge to arraign his accused murderer.

Police say 21-year-old Fabian Gonzalez was walking with his cousin at around 2:30 Saturday morning when he was shot and killed by 18-year-old Jordan Agosto near Tremont and Castle Hill Avenues.

Investigators say Agosto opened fire on them because he had an argument with a man he believed was their friend.

Gonzalez's family says he had only been in The Bronx for a day from fort Eustis in Newport News Virginia and didn't know anyone here.

"Never in a million years would I think that on Memorial Day my nephew would be the victim of a crime," said the victim's aunt, Felicita Saldana Wilson.

The suspect is charged with murder and manslaughter.

His next court date is on June 1st.

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