Dequan Hopkins, 33, Arrested For The Murder Of David Peart, 30

Published on January 22, 2021, 7:51 am
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It was reported to police that on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at approximately 1730 hours, in front of 960 Tinton Avenue, within the vicinity of the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx, a 30-year-old male victim was approached by an unknown individual; the individual displayed a black firearm and shot the victim in the torso, before fleeing the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was listed in critical condition.

The above-listed victim was pronounced deceased on Monday, January 04, 2021 and the incident was deemed a homicide.

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

Victim:

David Peart
735 E. 166th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 33-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 1112 hours, within the confines of the 42nd Precinct.

Arrested:

Dequan Hopkins
681 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

Charges:

  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal ppossession of a weapon: loaded firearm.

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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