Death Of Tyzavier Zaire Martin, 6, Ruled Homicide

Published on November 27, 2019, 8:56 am
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On Saturday, April 27, 2019, at approximately 2020 hours, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Brook Avenue, within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx, a 2-year-old female and a 6-year-old male had their throats slashed by their mother.

The children were found by passerbys on the street who then flagged down police. The on-scene officers removed the aided children to NYC Health and Hospitals / Lincoln, via their RMP.

The children’s mother walked into the 42 Precinct stationhouse shortly thereafter the incident. She was covered in blood and made incriminating statements to officers; a razor was recovered from her person. The children were in serious condition and later transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where the 6-year-old Tyzavier Zaire Martin succumbed to his injuries on Friday, June 14, 2019.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 24-year-old female individual was arrested and charged on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 0005 hours, within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.


Shanice Martin
2140 Seward Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473


  • assault (12 counts);
  • abandonment of a child (2 counts);
  • acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years old (2 counts);
  • criminal possession of a weapon (2 counts).

According to the NYPD, Tyzavier’s death was ruled homicide in a statement this past Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

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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