Adones Betances, 22, Arrested For The Murder Of Winston Ortiz, 18

Published on August 13, 2020, 2:34 pm
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On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at approximately 1510 hours, police responded to a 911 call of aided male who was set on fire inside 1045 Woodycrest Avenue (5th floor), within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an 18-year-old male, unconscious with multiple stab wounds and burns about his body.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem, where he was pronounced deceased.

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



Winston Ortiz
1085 Anderson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 22-year-old male individual was arrested on August 13, 2020 at 1300 hours.


Adones Betances
1100 University Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452


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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