The mother of a 15-year-old shot dead in Queens said Sunday she knew her son’s killer–and that the senseless murder was over an iPhone.
“I know the friend that killed my son,” grieving mom Annie Johnson said of her son, Trevor Rhudd, whose maimed body was found in the stairwell of their Edgemere building Saturday. “He was being robbed for his phone.”
“I saw my son dead on the ground with his mouth open, I can’t get that out of my head. They turned his pockets out to steal his Christmas money,” Johnson sobbed violently, collapsing into the arms of a nearby relative as her nose began to bleed.
Rhudd died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to authorities.
“I never liked that kid,” Johnson said of the suspected shooter, who she declined to name. “I told that kid I don’t like you and I don’t trust you and I don’t want you hanging out with my son. But my son trusted everyone and liked everyone. ”
The lobby of the Beach 41st Street Houses Sunday was aglow with candles, spelling out the the dead teen’s nickname: Bubba.
“They had four kids waiting for him, they rushed him out of the house to kill him,” Johnson said through tears as she described how her child was lured to his death. “Nowadays you don’t need a reason to kill someone. My son was well known and well liked.”
“The last number on his phone was the number of the kid who killed him,” the mom sniffed, adding that officers showed her footage of the last moments of the teen’s life–though the clip did not include his murder.
Miles Sutton, 31, was arrested following the shooting when a gun was found on his person, but cops have said the firearm was not the same kind used to kill the teem.
Sutton was slapped with charges of criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with evidence, and marijuana possession, according to police.
The shooting is still under investigation.