KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A Kissimmee family is desperate for answers after their son, who was a U.S. Air Force veteran, was slain on the streets of New York City.
It is a heartbreaking tragedy that the Kissimmee family just cannot seem to understand on this Memorial Day.
The parents of Gonzalez are now preparing to bury their own child, except the 21-year-old was not killed in the line of duty. New York City police said he was gunned down in the Bronx on Saturday.
"Never in a million years would I think that on Memorial Day my nephew would be the victim of a crime," said Felicita Saldana Wilson, the victim's aunt.
Police said it happened as Gonzalez, his cousin and a friend were walking down the street.
They said that friend got into some kind of argument with another man. Next, gunshots rang out and Gonzalez and his cousin were both shot.
However, the Air Force veteran did not survive.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jordan Agosto and charged him with murder.
Back in the victim's Poinciana neighborhood, family and friends did not want to talk on camera but called Gonzalez a good, kind person.
Agosto was arraigned on Sunday and will face a judge later this week. He is charged with both murder and manslaughter.