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Mom mourns teen son murdered in Elmhurst

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Sharon Williams-Wright said her 19-year-old son Percel Wright had tried on the new suit she had bought him for his Dec. 1 court date before leaving her apartment in LeFrak City the day before. But Wright never came back to use it.

Later that evening Wright was shot once in the chest, according to the Police Department. Police responded to a 911 call reporting a man had been shot in the third floor hallway of 98-23 Horace Harding Expwy. a few minutes before 6 p.m. Wright was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced DOA, police said. No suspects have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

“My last born and my first gone for stupidness,” Williams-Wright, 47, said.

Wright, who sometimes lived with his mother in LeFrak City, had been arrested in July 2009 on robbery charges, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Williams-Wright said his court date was scheduled for the day after he was killed, but he was innocent of the crime and in fact had been in Atlanta at his father’s home when the robbery had occurred.

“He was never able to go back [to Atlanta] because the system railroaded him,” Williams-Wright said.

Police said the homicide was not related to the robbery arrest.

Williams-Wright said she believes her son was killed by three men who had attacked him twice before. She said they had shot him in the leg this summer, then attacked him again Nov. 26. Afterward, they met him at the Horace Harding location and “jumped him,” she said.

“The boys that killed him was afraid of him,” Williams-Wright said.

Williams-Wright, who has four other children as well as numerous foster children and grandchildren, said Wright had come to see her July 17 and planned to eventually go back to Atlanta. She said Wright wanted to go into acting and that whenever she thinks of feeling sad, a happy memory of Wright comes to mind.

“I regret losing my child, but the time spent with him was awesome,” she said.

Williams-Wright said that on Nov. 29 Wright had signed a Christmas ornament for the tree. The day of his death, Wright had been spending time with Williams-Wright and the family. She said she remembered talking to him about the Boys II Men song “A Song for Mama” and Wright saying that song described how he felt about Williams-Wright.

“We were definitely all together on that day,” Williams-Wright said, “so I have no regrets about spending time with my children.”

Reach reporter Rebecca Henely by e-mail at rhenely@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4564.

Updated 6:14 pm, October 10, 2011
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chris from 57 says:
Rip Percel wright aka Pc loc tru steels. Right tough smart brother rest in paradise my brother
Sept. 8, 2014, 1:05 pm
Ty from Corona says:
Love you PC Rip always forever have you in my heart rip percel
Sept. 8, 2014, 1:06 pm
Cream F.T.P from Lefrak city 57th ave says:
Rest in peace brother. You were nice with the hands and the last of real crips in LFC. Jaheim kampbell aka "kidkoblood" killed you because he was a puzzy ——h that couldn't fight. You whooped his azz like a champ. What goes around comes around and the same way he killed you he died. 2 shots in his —— azz head and he bled out in the basement staircase like the fake Mac baller blood he was. I took a piss on his grave the other day and spit on it just for you. The cok sucker has to face you in the afterlife and may u whoop his azz in spirit as well. F him and his mother and his entire family I wish death on them all. And his little brother is in this good belt gang garbage. A whack rap group who nore p1mps. They will never make it big. I love you brother. May you smile and laugh at all his family members and watch them struggle and have bad luck. Iraq city FTP gang, get down or lay down. #57
Aug. 12, 2015, 7:52 am

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