Jesse Parrilla, a 22-year-old ex-college basketball player was caught at the wrong place at the wrong time which resulted in his life being taken away from him so brutally.
The aspiring hooper was kidnapped in the Bronx along with his girl pal Nikki Huang and their bullet-ridden bodies were found in Parrilla’s burning car at the Pelham/Split Rock golf course the next day.
New York City police are convinced that Parrilla had nothing to do with the gangsters’ hoopla that caused the untimely death of the deceased.
According to the reports, Nikki Huang had been mugged last Sunday and her purse was stolen by the Down the Hill gang. The rival Up the Hill gang, which was friends of Huang, found out about the theft and went ahead to avenge it.
The gang responded by killing 39-year-old Brandon Atkinson by shooting him in the head late on Sunday night. It is still unclear if he was the one who mugged Nikki Huang.
Just moments later both Parrilla and Huang were kidnapped. According to the reports, Huang had called Parrilla for a ride. They both had been friends since middle school.
Firefighters found Huang and Parrilla dead in the burning carnage of a Honda Accord which was owned by Parrilla’s mom on the shore road of Pelham/ Split Rock golf course.
According to the investigators, both of the deceased were shot numerous times before the car was put on fire.
Sources revealed that Huang had ties with street gangs and the Up the Hill gang had gone back for the payback for mugging her.
Jesse Parrilla played basketball at Genesee community college in New York City. He also played as a point guard on the basketball team of the school from 2018 to 2019.
His grieving mother, Michelle Morales stated that Parrilla died because “he was in the wrong place at the wrong time”
“She needed a ride and she called him, but I don’t know how they ended up in the Bronx,” Morales said. “He was home all that day, and he was supposed to meet me. He didn’t show, and I called and called but he didn’t pick up…. They shot him twice. They assassinated him.”