On Thursday, September 01, 2022, at approximately 1605 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person, shot in the vicinity of Valentine Avenue and E. 178th Street, within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 21-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the body.

EMS transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 21-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged.


Cheick Diarra
2000 Valentine Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457


  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon (2 counts).

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


Sydi Bayo
1985 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457

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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