On Friday, December 28, 2018 at approximately 2207 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault inside 1345 Southern Boulevard, apartment 3K, within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 32-year-old male victim lying on the floor of the apartment with at least one gunshot wound to his torso. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. No arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.
The identity of the deceased is:
Rodney Bennett, 32
1345 Southern Boulevard #3K
Bronx, NY 10459
Family has been notified.
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation with regard to the below described homicide, the following individual has been arrested and charged:
Dexter Jones, 29
323 Beach 84th Street
Queens, NY 11693
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2300 hours:
Shawn Marquis, 28
196 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (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.