BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) The sister of a man fatally stabbed as he got off of an MBTA bus shares memories of her brother with FOX 25 as police continue to search for a person of interest in his death.
Rashad Lesley-Barnes was stabbed to death on Aug. 15 as he got off of an MBTA bus. Boston Police have not found the person responsible, but earlier this week they released surveillance images of a man they are calling a person of interest.
FOX 25's Nicole Jacobs sat down with Laya Lesley-Barnes, Rashad's sister, on Friday. She says her brother was care-free, someone who loved to play basketball, he loved fashion and he loved to dance.
There is speculation as to what led to the deadly altercation. Laya says there are reports that her brother was attacked over his sneakers. She tells Jacobs that the 24-year-old was stabbed when he exited the bus and was then chased and stabbed again before he collapsed in front of the library near Warren Street in Roxbury.
"There's a difference between defending yourself and protecting yourself he wasn't trying to fight back he was just basically trying to protect himself and block it off... and he couldn't," his sister says.
Rashad was killed during a string of deadly nights in Boston, many that are still unsolved. Family members join police in urging anyone with information to come forward.