Francisco Bengochea, 19 & Fransys Ramirez, 25, Arrested For The Murder Of Melvin Urena, 19

Published on August 21, 2022, 2:05 am
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On Saturday, July 02, 2022, at approximately 1332 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the vicinity of E. 156th Street and Melrose Avenue, within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 19-year-old male with two gunshot wounds; one to the head and one to the right leg.

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

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


Melvin Urena
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 19- and 25-year-old male individuals were arrested and charged on Saturday, July 02, 2022, at 2200 hours, and on August 15, 2022, at 1015 hours respectivy, both within the confines of the 40th Precinct.


Francisco Bengochea
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10455



Fransys Ramirez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460


  • murder

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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