A Teen, 16, Arrested For The Murder Of Eric Velasquez, 34

Published on June 09, 2021, 1:26 pm
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On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 0031 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 340 E. 184th Street, within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 34-year-old male was shot in the abdomen during a dispute at that location.

The male was transported by private means to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he succumbed to his injury. 

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Victim:

Eric Velasquez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10458

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, a 16-year-old male individual, a Bronx resident, has been arrested and charged on Monday, June 07, 2021, at 0920 hours, within the confines of the 46 Precinct.

Charges:

  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a firearm;
  • criminal possession of a weapon:oaded firearm (2 counts).

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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