Trevor Rhudd, 15, was found lying in a second-floor stairwell inside the Beach 41st Street Houses on Beach Channel Drive in Edgemere with a gunshot wound to his chest just after 1:30 p.m., cops said. He died at the scene.
A suspect twice his age was taken into custody, but not immediately charged, police said.
A gun was found at the scene, authorities said.
Neighbors claim the boy and the gunman were fighting over a phone when the shooting erupted.
A relative said Trevor was getting ready to eat when a friend called. Trevor went out to meet his pal, and never finished his lunch, the relative said.
“His food is still upstairs,” the family member said.
“His sandwich, his chips are still on his dresser. He was about to eat his food before he came outside. Then he got killed.”
She said Trevor was born and raised in the building and recently graduated from charter school, and was headed for the 9th grade.
Detectives were speaking with the boy’s distraught relatives in the building lobby Saturday evening as neighbors lit candles for a makeshift memorial.
“This is senseless,” a neighbor said. “All these young people have to stop killing each other.”