The distraught father of subway shooting victim Jayjon Burnett is speaking out

The rampaging person who gunned down a 15-year-old boy aboard a Queens subway remained at large Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jayjon Burnett’s distraught parents struggled to make sense of their son’s murder.

“My son was a good kid. He was a straight ‘A’ student…I never had any problems with him from being on the street or anything like that,” Jeff Burnett told The Post. “He wasn’t bad boy, he had no weapons, nothing like that.”

Mother Christine Alvarez spoke from a funeral home.

“All I want is justice for my son, justice for my child,” she said before declining further comment.

Jayjon was killed after a fatal feud broke out between two groups of “young individuals” aboard a southbound A train in Far Rockaway around 3:45 p.m. Friday, according to police.

Jayjon Burnett
Jayjon Burnett was gunned down on the A train Friday afternoon.
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The altercation began when the train was near the Beach 36th Street Station and the boy was shot in the chest, transit manager Jason Wilcox told reporters Friday night.

A Good Samaritan pulled Burnett off the train after it arrived at the Far Rockaway-Mott Ave. station. The fatally wounded teenager was pronounced dead at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center.

“You have a lot of kids getting off the train at that time… …coming from school,” said a vendor outside the subway station, who saw first responders frantically working to save the teenager’s life.

Noted an MTA employee, “When the train stopped, they [fellow students] came out and screamed, ‘My friend, my friend.’ “They didn’t run. They gathered around,” the worker continued. “People were trying to help. A woman came to wash her hands. Her hands were covered in blood,” said the worker.

It is unclear what led to the fatal altercation.

Jayjon liked to play soccer and stayed out of trouble, his father said.

Police at the scene of the shooting
The Queens shooting was reportedly over a girl.
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“I’m angry. I can’t bring my son back, you know. It always happens to the good kids, so that’s why I was so scared… Right now it’s hard, it’s hard you know. It’s very, very difficult right now,” he said.

A friend of the devastated father, who did not want to be named, said he spoke to the victim the day before he died.

“I said, ‘Listen, you’re not living life yet, you’re only 15.’ He said, ‘I’m good, I’m good,'” the friend recalled, adding that he told the youngsters, “You’ll see that a lot of people won’t make it, people take lives, they don’t even live. life yet.”

The friend said he heard the shooting “was over a girl.”

The teenager’s death came more than four months after Goldman Sachs employee Daniel Enriquez was shot and killed in a random attack on the Q train and weeks after two other New Yorkers — Tommy Bailey, 43, and Charles Moore, 38 — was fatally stabbed. separate incidents on the city’s subways.

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Jayjon Burnett was reportedly an A student and enjoyed playing football.
Wayne Carrington for the NY Post

Another building resident who learned of the killing Saturday morning said Burnett had previously attended PS 197.

“We all knew him. The kid was a good kid. I’m so shocked and hurt for his mom and dad… he was a good kid – so respectful and everyone loved him, that’s why everyone in the building is so torn up about it.”

The woman had no sympathy for Burnett’s killer.

“These young kids seem like they have a fearless spirit, they think they can do anything and get away with it because they feel the law has their backs and they won’t be prosecuted. They can do whatever they want. This is so crazy.”

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