Ropes Crossing: Teen viscously stabbed to death is remembered as a ‘special boy’
A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death outside a suburban house after arguing over a girl is remembered as a “special boy” with a “larger-than-life personality”.
Alosceous Jay Samarawickrama was about to begin his air conditioning training when he died of a single stab wound to the chest at Ropes Crossing, western Sydney, in the early morning hours.
His father, Jay De Silva, told Daily Mail Australia that his son was a ‘good boy’ who was ‘always respectful’.
Lovers flocked to social media to pay tribute to the teen.
The mother of one of his closest friends said on Facebook that she asked her son how he felt about the tragedy.
The boy replied, “He’s all right, because he knows he’s safe now.”
Alosceous Jay Samarawickrama (pictured) was stabbed to death outside a Sydney suburban home
Emergency services rushed to the house in Ropes Crossing near Blacktown on Saturday, but he could not be resuscitated
“Rest in love, Alosceous,” she wrote.
His former elementary school teacher said she taught hundreds of students in her 22-year career, but none of them stood out as Alosceous.
“There’s one I would never have forgotten, not even in another 50 years,” she said.
The woman explained that he could spell his name by the end of kindergarten, but it was a challenge – before that he would start his work with a capital ‘A’.
“When I learned that he had been murdered so senselessly in the early hours of Sunday morning, at the age of 16, I was shocked,” she continued.
“It has turned our whole tight, tight-knit Ropes Crossing learning community upside down.
‘Rest in paradise, Alosceous. I will never forget you.’
Police say the assailant was angry over the victim’s comments about his girlfriend
Another woman commented, saying that his “bigger than life” personality always made her laugh.
“Always remembered, very special boy,” she added.
Youth Against Violence – a community-led project that aims to end youth violence through early intervention – created a Go finance me campaign on behalf of his family.
“The family appreciates your condolences and words of support as they continue to mourn the loss of their loved one,” the group wrote.
The girl at the center of the altercation reportedly invited her boyfriend and some friends to an intimate party.
Obviously, Alosceous told the alleged attacker, “Your girlfriend is trying to hit me.”
The victim and the girl’s boyfriend walked onto the road, where the alleged perpetrator was accompanied by two other male friends
As tensions mounted, the alleged knifeman suggested we “set it up outside” and led the way from the backyard where the party was taking place to the front of the house.
The alleged attacker was reportedly accompanied by two other men at the front of the house.
“It got messy,” a source told the Daily Mail Australia. “Family rushed out of the house thinking they heard a fight and a teenager is lying on the floor dying.”
Less than a dozen teens were present when the alleged altercation took place.
Detectives believe a combination of alcohol, hormones and bravado quickly deteriorated the situation when the suspect felt he had to “defend his girlfriend.”
Three teenage boys fled. The investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed.
Police are now investigating claims that the two teens were friends and arrived at the house together earlier in the evening
Western Sydney has seen a spike in knife-related violence, and friends of the victim are calling on young people to ‘put down their guns’.
‘He [the victim] he didn’t have a knife with him… He would have thought he was going to wrestle and then someone has a knife. It’s weak,” said a friend.
Despite the efforts of paramedics and police who arrived at the scene, the 16-year-old victim was unable to be revived.
The boy’s father said his son was “a good boy with a lot of potential.”
“He was due to start an internship in a few days, air conditioning. He will be missed.’
Mt Druitt police speak to revelers who witnessed the deadly stabbing. At this stage, authorities do not believe the stabbing was gang-related.