Elijah Soto, 19, Arrested

Published on December 22, 2021, 5:17 pm
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It was reported to police that on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 2230 hours, in front of 1534 Selwyn Avenue, within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx, two victims, a 31-year-old male and a 38-year-old male, were standing outside the location, when they were approached by two unidentified males.

The two unidentified males both displayed firearms and demanded the victims’ property.

One of the unidentified males proceeded to strike the 31-year-old male in the head with a firearm and one of the males forcibly removed a bag, containing approximately $2,500 dollars, from the 38-year-old male victim.

The two unidentified males then both discharged their firearms, striking the 31-year-old male multiple times in the torso.

The unidentified males fled to a black sedan and were last seen traveling southbound on Morris Avenue.The 31-year-old male victim was transported by EMS to Bronx Lebanon Hospital in stable condition.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 19-year-old male individual was arrested and charged.


Elijah Soto
3080 Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451


  • assault;
  • robbery;
  • attempted murder;
  • criminal possession of a firearm (2 counts).

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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