Daivon Morgan, 19 & Roberto Espinosa, 17, Charged For The Murder Of Darren Scruggs, 19

Published on February 18, 2019, 8:07 am
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On Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1327 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at the intersection of E. 156 Street and Westchester Avenue, in the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 19 year old male with multiple gunshot wounds to his back. EMS responded and transported the male to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing. Identification of the victim is pending proper family notification.

The following individual has been identified:


Darren Scruggs, 19
728 Cortlandt Avenue, 1K
Bronx, NY 10451

Family has been notified.

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, the following suspects were arrested in regard to this incident:


Daivon Morgan, 19
360 E. 137th Street
Bronx, NY 10454

Roberto Espinosa, 17
303 St. Ann’s Avenue, Apt. 10
Bronx, NY 10454


The investigation is ongoing.

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 Stoppers’ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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