It was reported to police that on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at approximately 0125 hours, in front of 3273 Third Avenue, within the confines of the 42nd Precinct in Bronx, a 60- and 29-year-old male victims were walking at the location when they were approached by several unidentified individuals who demanded their property.
The victims refused at which time the males proceeded to punch and kick the two victims about the body. The males removed $1 from the victims and fled westbound on E. 154th Street.
EMS responded and transported the 60-year-old male to NYC Health & Hospitals / Lincoln in critical condition. The 29-year-old victim refused medical attention at the scene.
On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 1400 hours, the 60-year-old victim was pronounced deceased at Lincoln Hospital.
Following proper family notification, the victim was identified as follows.
1168 Union Avenue, Apt. A34
Bronx, NY 10459
On December 30, 2019, the above listed incident has been deemed a Homicide.
Following an ongoing investigation, the following 18-year-old male individual was arrested on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 1205 hours and was charged as follows.
1740 Grand Avenue, Apt. 510
Bronx, NY 10453
- gang assault.
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 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.