Adrien Topping, 28, Arrested For The Murder Of Mohammed Qutaish, 20

Published on February 19, 2020, 9:37 am
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On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 1117 hours, police responded to a 911 call for a person shot inside of 3700 White Plains Road (deli / bodega), within the confines of the 47th Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 20-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the torso.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Montefiore Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

An 18-year-old male and a 25-year-old female were taken into custody.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 28-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident s follows.


Adrien Topping
1450 Townsend Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452


  • murder 2nd
  • manslaughter 1st
  • criminal possession of a weapon 2nd

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


Mohammed Qutaish
716 E. 215th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

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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