Aaron Smith, 29, Arrested For The Murder Of James Santana, 54

Published on July 10, 2022, 11:11 pm
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On Saturday, July 09, 2022, at approximately 1135 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided male inside of 120 Casals Place, within the confines of the 45th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 54-year-old male with a stab wound to the chest.

EMS responded and transported the aided male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased.

A preliminary investigation determined that a known male stabbed the victim with a knife following a dispute inside of the location.

The person of interest fled the location and is being sought in regards to this incident.

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


James Santana
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10462

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 29-year-old male individual has been arrested in regard to the above-listed homicide.


Aaron Smith
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10475


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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