Andrew Hawkins, 41, Arrested For The Murder Of Leon Vega, 27

Published on October 29, 2020, 6:15 am
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On Thursday, October 22, 2020, at approximately 2250 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 439 E. 154th Street, within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified male, unconscious and unresponsive, with multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

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

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

Victim:

Leon Vega
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 41-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 1005 hours, within the confines of the 40th Precinct.

Andrew Hawkins
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

Charges:

  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon: loaded 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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