New York (CNN) — For Angel Rojas, the daily bus ride through the streets of Brooklyn provided a respite from a hardscrabble existence juggling two low-paying jobs.
“It was his time to relax,” his wife’s cousin, Josie Guerrero, said Saturday. “His time to take the load off. He usually listened to music or talked on the phone. It was a few minutes of calmness.”
That peace was shattered Thursday evening as Rojas shuttled between jobs, hoping to make a quick stop at home to see his wife and two children.
A young man boarded the bus, police said. In the rear, a 14-year-old boy police described as a member of a street gang called the Stack Money Goons allegedly spotted a member of a rival gang and pulled out a .357-caliber