Police are investigating the stabbing death of a high school football star, who was killed in the Bronx yesterday just hours after he graduated.
Isayah Muller, 19, was stabbed in a parking lot near Lehman College, where he had attended graduation ceremonies for Harry S Truman High School.
Police say Muller's father Andre got into an argument with parking attendants after accusing them of stealing cologne from his car.
Andre Muller than hit Ramon Hernandez, one of the attendants, multiple times on the arm with a shovel, according to the Bronx district attorney's office.
Sources say when Isayah Muller stepped in, one of the attendants pulled a knife and stabbed him in the chest.
Isayah was later pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Andre Muller and the attendants were taken to the 52nd precinct station house.
Muller was later arrested and pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal possession of a weapon, second- and third-degree assault, second-degree menacing and second-degree harassment.
The judge set Muller's bail at $10,000 bond or $2,500 cash, and Muller is due back in court on August 4.
Friends and family say they are outraged he was charged at all, and say the parking lot attendants are responsible for ending a promising young life.
"Those two guys were the ones that killed that young boy," said family friend Nancy Avila.
The attendants are still being questioned.
Police are also reviewing surveillance footage from the parking lot.
Isayah Muller was a running back for the Truman Mustangs.
He reportedly ran for 290 yards and scored two touchdowns last November as the Mustangs won their first-ever PSAL Bowl title.