Demille Simms, 25, Arrested For The Murder Of Abdessamad Essafoui, 23

Published on September 24, 2021, 9:04 pm
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On Thursday, May 06, 2021, at approximately 1507 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, shot at 2143 Cruger Avenue, within the confines of the 49th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, police observed a 23-year-old male with a gunshot wounds to his chest, unconscious and unresponsive.

EMS also responded and transported the male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased.

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

Victim:

Abdessamad Essafoui
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10469

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 25-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged.

Arrested:

Demille Simms
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10462

Charges:

  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

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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