On Friday, December 21, 2018 at approximately 0057 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault near the corner of East 169 Street and Boston Road, within the confines of the 42 Precinct in Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 32-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the back. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased has been identified as follows:
Lewis Shamberger, 32
1249 Tinton Avenue, Apt. 5B
Bronx, NY 10456
The suspect is described as a male, black, approximately in his 20’s and last seen wearing white sneakers, a multi-colored hooded jacket and multi-colored sweatpants.
There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.
Surveillance photo of the unidentified male obtained from a nearby commercial establishment is attached and available at DCPI.
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.