A Bronx HS football player was stabbed to death during a parking lot rumble, just hours after graduating.
NYPD says Isayah Muller, who was a 19-year-old running back for Truman High School, had just left his commencement at Lehman College around 4 p.m. to head to a celebratory dinner with his family here on City Island.
The family got into their car and after leaving the Jerome Ave. parking lot, A. Muller, the father, noticed some expensive fragrances missing from his car. Dad turned around and drove back to the lot to confront the parking attendants about the stolen cologne, which was supposed to be a graduation gift to his son.
Once the car was parked, an argument erupted between the elder Muller and the parking attendants.
Suddenly, they began to brawl and two attendants pulled out knives, according to one of the family members.
Isayah Muller was stabbed during the scuffle, once in his side and once in his chest, piercing his heart, sources and family said. The mortally wounded Muller was rushed back into the family car with his father and girlfriend, and his mother, Rosa. They sped off to a clinic 10 blocks away at 188th St. and Tiebout Avenue.Muller was then taken by ambulance to St. Barnabas Hospital but died soon thereafter.
His father and the parking attendants were taken into custody and were being questioned at the 52nd Precinct.
The elder Muller, 40, was charged early Wednesday with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
His son, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound star running back, lived in the Jefferson Houses in East Harlem and had both a glowing past and a bright future in football. In November, he led the Truman to their first-ever title victory. He ran the ball for over 289 yards and scored a couple of touchdowns as Truman defeated Beach, 23-20.
Truman finished the season 11-2, with Muller leading the way.