BUSHWICK — An aspiring FBI agent who hoped to one day "get the bad guys" was gunned down after a Thursday night birthday party and found dying in the street by his twin brother, family said.
Terrell Henry, 22, had spent the night at a rooftop party at 226 Covert St. with his twin, Derrell, and another friend when they all left as it started raining, according to family and an NYPD spokesman.
The other two went to grab their car as Henry went to buy an Arizona Iced Tea from a nearby bodega when shots rang out just minutes after midnight, police said.
"I was walking to my house and heard, 'Pop! Pop! Pop!' Three shots, one after another," said DeAndre Matthews, 18, who's also a friend of Henry's.
The twin brother tried to call Henry only to find him, with a fatal gunshot wound outside 220 Covert St. near Wilson Avenue, police and family said.
Matthews also raced over, he said.
"I ran up on the body and said, 'You good, boy? Wake up!' But nothing was working. He was laid out on the floor. His brother was standing over him. His friend was calling his mom, trying to tell her," Matthews added.
Henry, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, was pronounced dead at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, police said.
"It was a nightmare. They told us they were getting a little pulse, but it was bad. They had tubes hooked up, but he wasn't responding," said Henry's father, George Henry, 60, a retired carpenter.
Henry was entering his final year at at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and hoped to one day become an FBI agent, his family said.
"He just wanted to help people. He said he wanted to join the FBI and become an agent. He wanted to get the bad guys," the victim's father said.
Henry was also an avid basketball player who adored Stephen Curry, star point guard of the Golden State Warriors, his father said.
"He was a really good guy and a good basketball player. He played in every park around here and played every position but center," Matthews said.
It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the gun violence and there were no immediate arrests. An NYPD spokesman did not have a description of the shooter.
Matthews said the shooter was a man dressed in a black T-shirt and black shorts.
"I don't know for what reason he killed my son, but I'd like him to turn himself in. He took my son from me. I'm quite sure my son didn't do anything to him," Henry's father said.
Henry didn't have any enemies and remained steadfastly dedicated to his studies, his family said.
"He was a very good son. He wasn't hanging in the street. He didn't have a record. This was going to be his last year at John Jay. He was going to graduate soon," his father said.
"I'd understand if he was fighting, but he wasn't. He was a good person raised by a good family," said Henry's great uncle, Samuel Actie, 62.
Henry's abrupt death left his father reeling.
"I'm trying to be strong, but I can't believe I lost my son. I can't cope with that," the older Henry said.
"I had four sons and now I have three."
Now, he's left with only a memory of the last moment his family was whole.
"When kids left here last night, I was resting my back on the fence. My wife said, 'You see those two beautiful boys I gave you?'" the father said. "I gave her two thumbs up."