On Saturday, August 08, 2020, at approximately 2045 hours, police responded to a 911 call for a male shot in the vicinity of E. 165 Street and Prospect Avenue, in the confines of the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, Police discover an unconscious and unresponsive 36-year-old male individual, lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 2355 hours.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
601 W. 142nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10031
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.
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My beloved reader, I have taken this famous tune, not only because its fantastic lyrics, but because it is true to life, that everything has its finality. So, I chose its theme to inform you of my official decision.
After an in-depth analysis of my life as a public servant for many years, I perused through those years and my trajectory of accomplishments on behalf of serving my community and they are as follows:
1. When the Bronx was burning and everything was in ruins, abandoned, when hopelessness seemed to be the norm, and the Bronx was compared to post WW2 Germany, I remained and decided to make a difference. Here is a list of some of those projects that helped in the revitalization of the Bronx.
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