The family of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed and killed in Central Fresno is speaking out.
Amanda and Steve Stone say their 16-year-old son Steve was a great kid, with a big heart. He was going into his Sophomore year at McLane High School and getting good grades.
“He had a speech impediment so it was hard to understand him sometimes, but he did so good,” Steve said.
His son planned to apply for college next year, and wanted to get into the tech field.
“He was a generous, beautiful boy,” Amanda said.
Steve’s life was tragically cut short Tuesday, after going to the Amigos Market, just down the street from his apartment complex. Police say a disturbance inside the market moved out to the street. Steve and a 32-year-old man were stabbed several times, Steve died.
“He was a baby, he did not get to finish his life,” Amanda said. “I miss him so much.”
“I’ll never get to do what a father is supposed to do with his son,” Steve said. “Fishing, his favorite thing was fishing… I didn’t get to take him fishing this year.”
“He was like a brother to me, he became like my brother,” Steve’s best friend Alex Garcia said. “For my parents, he was like a son to them, like another son.”
The family is searching for answers and demanding justice.
Fresno Police say investigators are ”working diligently on the case,” adding the case appears to be gang related. Stone’s family says their son was not involved with any gangs.
To donate to Stone’s funeral expenses, you can find a Go Fund Me page, here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/76bsx-funeral-donations