Carlos Melendez, 30, Wanted For The Murder Of Joseph Ozuna, 18

Published on April 10, 2021, 10:31 pm
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On Sunday, January 10, 2021, at approximately 1540 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot outside of 175 Alexander Avenue (Mitchel Houses), within the confines of 40th Precinct / PSA 7 in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an 18-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck.

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

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


Joseph Ozuna
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10454

Subsequent to an ongoing investigation, on April 26, 2021, the following 30-year-old male, Hispanic, approximately 5’07” tall, weighing 160 lbs., has been identified as a suspect.


Carlos Melendez

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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