On Sunday, August 11, 2019 at approximately 2342 hours, police responded to 911 calls of shots fired at the rear of 2975 White Plains Road, within the confines of the 49 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed two males with gunshot wounds in front of 2955 White Plains Road. A 21-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and a 17-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported both victims to Jacobi Hospital, where they were both pronounced deceased.

Following proper family notification, the deceased were identified as follows.


Arnelle Branch, 17
2825 Olinville Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

Kevin Dillard, 21
653 Britton Street
Bronx, NY 10467

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following 46-year-old male suspect depicted in the attached photo in regard this double homicide:

Harry Behlin

He is approximately 5’2″, 160 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

The suspect possibly fled to New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Ohio.

A surveillance video clip and a photograph of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

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 Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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