‘Something has to be done,’ says aunt of 13-year-old Paterson boy killed over weekend | Paterson Times

‘Something has to be done,’ says aunt of 13-year-old Paterson boy killed over weekend

Photo of K'Zure “Kay Kay” Credle, boy killed when the gun fired.

Municipal officials held a candlelight vigil at City Hall on Tuesday night for the 13-year-old boy and the 43-year-old woman killed over the weekend.

Few dozen people gathered at the council chambers for the vigil, including Tishell Jackson, aunt of the slain 13-year-old boy K’Zure “Kay Kay” McDaniels.

McDaniels (pictured) was a student at the Martin Luther King, Jr. School.

“That’s my sister’s only child. She has no other kids. He was a good kid. He would not fight anybody— no one,” said Jackson. “He didn’t deserve that. He was left there like a log. Something has to be done.”

Jackson said the shootings and killings are “out of hand.” She said she felt numb speaking to municipal officials about the death of the young boy.

“We want something done. We want these kids to get off the streets,” she said to council members and the mayor. “Please do something.”

The circumstances surrounding the boy’s death remains unknown. Police found the boy’s body at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday in the area behind 133 Harrison Street. The boy was already deceased when police arrived. The medical examiner was called to the scene and took custody of the body. An autopsy will be performed to determine manner and cause of death, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes.

Two days earlier, 43-year-old Petra Rhoden, a DoorDash driver making a delivery, was killed on Harrison Street, one block from where the boy would be killed.

Speakers at the meeting made references to both incidents to urge officials to do more to address violence in the city.

Mayor Andre Sayegh later in the meeting said the city is expanding recreation opportunities for young people by investing in fields and parks.

“There’s a lot of young people and not enough to do,” said the mayor.

Sayegh visited the boy’s family on Monday to express his condolences. He and council members also held an emergency meeting to come up with a plan to curtail the upsurge in violence.

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  • Ablej

    Instead of giving out all these tax abatements to these millionaires take those tax dollars and make Paterson safer

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      Mayor McCheese is selling the city block by block to Florio. How do you think he was able to pay for that East side mansion in cash a month after he won the election? Wake up zombies!

  • Paterson Resident

    This has nothing to do with recreation. Get the cops out and about. Place a cop on every corner and every block that is known for drug activities. These offenders need to live in fear. They are too visible and too comfortable doing what they do to bring down the community. I wonder what will Andre do when the violence pops up on his block?

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      Andre lives in a mansion on the East side paid for in cash from all the bribes he took from Florio. There's no violence over there.

  • Paterson Resident

    Andre and I need to have a sit down let me tell him how to run this dam city…

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      He won't listen to you, Florio tells him what to do, he doesn't want to end up like Joey did when he tried to stand up to Florio's greed.

  • firebird

    Heartbreak for the young boy.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    I'll bet ten bucks that she votes for the same corrupt thieving scumbags who run Paterson ever election. It's time for Afro Americans to leave the plantation and start thinking for themselves. They are the Democrat Socialist party's most loyal voters, yet they don't get shit in return for their slavish devotion. Democrat Socialists put illegals before Afro Americans. If I were an Afro American i would be PISSED. Wake up zombies! Slavery ended in 1865 yet Afro Americans are still slaves to the Democrat Socialists.

  • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

    The truth hurts lmfao. You live in a shithole run by corrupt, incompetent hacks and thieves. Vote Republican.