“His brothers were over him saying, ‘Get up! You got to get up!’” she remembered. “His father was rolling on the floor saying, ‘He’s dead! He’s dead!’” Rondell, who died a short time later at Kings County Hospital, was one of nine children and had recently finished the fifth grade at Brooklyn’s Public School 208. He was enrolled at Intermediate School 285 this fall. A witness recognized the Honda and called police, an NYPD source said. Detectives found the car about 1 p.m., parked outside the home of Naquan Mandry, 19, on Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn. The Honda’s front bumper was damaged and it had a broken windshield and what appeared to be hair fibers on the hood.
Carl Balkarran, Rondell’s 19-year-old cousin, stood with more than a dozen family and friends outside his grandmother’s house Saturday evening, near a candlelight memorial. “There is relief,” he said. “I hope he goes to jail. What he did was wrong.” Anita Goodman, the victim’s grandmother, was too distraught to immediately consider forgiveness. “You just ruined a whole family,” she said. Several relatives had to physically restrain Rondell’s mother Saturday night inside her home, a block away from the accident scene, as she thrashed and shrieked. Her screams could be heard from the street.