He took a plane from Alabama to the Bronx, beaming as he posed for a selfie and eager to celebrate his sister’s baby shower.
Hours later, he was dead — apparently felled by a blow to a head during an early-morning street brawl.
Troy Scott’s devastated family tried to keep up their spirits as they celebrated the pending birth of his niece — but his sudden death cast a tragic pall over what should have been a happy event.
“We both shed tears,” Scott’s sister LaTor said, referring to herself and her sibling Shaquana, who’s expecting a baby girl in a month. ”I was trying to get her to dance, to steer her mind away from it, but you could never really steer her mind away from it.”