By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 29- A retired Air Force officer in town for Fleet Week, was shot dead after an early morning dispute with a group of men in Parkchester.
According to police, Fabian Gonzalez, 21, of Kissimmee, FL., was hit in the chest when the shooting erupted outside of 2437 Lyvere Street, at 2:28 a.m., on Saturday, May 26.
Gonzalez was rushed to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Also wounded was Gonzalez' still-unidentified 26-year-old cousin, who was shot in the leg and was in stable condition at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
According to his family, Gonzalez had served in Afghanistan and had recently left the Air Force to study nursing and was in town to visit family members and participate in Fleet Week events around town.
In an exclusive interview with WCBS-TV's Dave Carlin, Felicita Saldana Wilson, the victims aunt stated, "Never in my wildest dreams I would think Fabian would die at the hands of an individual on a sidewalk."
Officers from the 45th Precinct quickly apprehended two suspects in the case. Police have so far announced the arrest of one suspect in the case, identified as Jordan Agosto, 18, who was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon and assault. Additional charges are pending.
A news report in the Orlando Sentinel quoted an NYPD official as stating that the shooting was, "gang-related."