NYC teen stabbed to death was killed in spat with pal: family

The teenager stabbed to death outdoors a Queens subway station Wednesday was killed by a good friend with whom she had a tragic dispute, acquaintances and family informed The Post.

Sara Rivera, 17, was allegedly consuming with friends in a park close to the forty sixth station in Sunnyside round 9:30 p.m. when she bought into the deadly dispute with a 15-year-old acquaintance.

“She told me that they were drinking and she was seeing [the suspect] getting very mad and angry,” Rivera’s good friend, 16-year-old Yanira Leon, informed The Post on Thursday. “Nobody really knows what happened after that.”

Police stated Rivera was stabbed in the neck throughout the combat and was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, the place she was later pronounced lifeless. It is unclear what sparked the dispute

“Why would you do that?” she added. “I’ve gotten in fights with friends and never had that thought to stab one of them. I would never.”

Slay victim Sara Rivera, 17.
Friends stated a 15-year-old lady bought indignant with Sara Rivera on Wednesday evening and stabbed her to death. @nyc.saraa

Rivera and her accused killer have been each college students at Queens Technical High School. Her family had not heard of any bother that might have led to her being killed.

“She was always telling me her problems but of course, not every problem was said,” the slain teen’s brother, Aaron Aulet, stated Thursday. “Some secrets had to be there.

“Not every friend was there for her,” stated Aulet, 22. “But the ones that were were definitely great friends to have. Not to say she didn’t make any enemies because she did.”

Rivera was an outgoing one who was fast to have disagreements with individuals she knew however would mend fences simply as shortly, her brother and friends stated.

“She was a very hyper person, always put a smile on people’s faces,” Natalia Carrillo stated. “She was always there for people, always, always, always.

“She gave very good advice but didn’t know how to take it herself friendwise and relationship-wise,” Carrillo, 17, added. “I don’t know how this happened. Random people we don’t even know are calling [the young suspect] her best friend, but we didn’t even know her.

“What the f–k? You’re supposed to be chill. You’re supposed to be there for each other.”

A police revealed they an individual of curiosity in the killing, however their identify has been withheld due to their age.

Carrillo stated Rivera, who was to flip 18 in July — two days aside from her personal birthday — dreamed of opening her personal hair salon in the future, and seemed ahead to rising up with her.

“She was like my sister,” Carrillo stated. “We didn’t know each other that long but we had a connection, and that connection made us like, ‘Damn, we understand each other.’ I always patted her back. She always had my back. We were always together.”

Queens crime scene.
Police stated 17-year-old Sara Rivera was stabbed in the neck in Sunnyside Wednesday evening and was pronounced lifeless at Elmhurst Hospital. James Keivom
Stabbing victim Sara Rivera, 17.
Sara Rivera’s brother stated she was fast to combat with associates however would all the time make up. @nyc.saraa

Rivera was the newest in a string of teenagers killed or wounded in avenue violence in current days.

Just hours earlier, a pair of 15-year-old boys have been stabbed outdoors a Bronx McDonald’s.

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Mahki Brown was shot lifeless by a bike-riding gunman outdoors the upscale Dominick Hotel in Soho after an earlier dispute between two teams.

Just hours earlier than Brown was killed, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the again outdoors NYCHA’s Amsterdam Houses on the Upper West Side — with the gunman nonetheless on the free.

Scene of fatal stabbing in Sunnyside.
The stabbing death of 17-year-old Sara Rivera in Queens is the newest tragic act of teen violence in the Big Apple this week. James Keivom
Friends of slay victim Sara Rivera.
Friends of slain teen Sara Rivera stated a 15-year-old good friend bought indignant and stabbed her to death whereas they have been out consuming in Sunnyside. Dennis A. Clark

Also on Tuesday, three 15-year-old boys have been stabbed in two separate assaults.

One of them was slashed in the again of the top throughout an argument on an MTA bus in the Bronx, whereas the opposite two have been injured on the intersection of South 2nd Street and Keap Street in Brooklyn.

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