The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photographs in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Sunday March 24, 2019, at approximately 0115 hours, in the vicinity of Park Avenue and East 140 Street, the male individual punched the 52-year-old male victim in the face, knocked him down to the pavement, and punched and kicked him repeatedly until he lost consciousness. The female individual stood nearby as a lookout. The individuals fled the scene on foot eastbound on East 140 Street.

The victim suffered a fractured skull and was removed to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition.

  • The first individual is a light-skinned male; last seen wearing a red baseball cap, a dark colored hooded sweater, dark colored sweatpants and dark colored sneakers.
  • The second individual is a light-skinned female; last seen wearing blue hooded sweater, maroon sweatpants and black and white sneakers.

Surveillance photos of the suspects 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.


*** UPDATE ***

The above listed victim succumbed to his injuries on Monday, June 10, 2019. The incident has now been deemed a homicide. There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

The deceased has been identified as:

James Smith, 52
188 Lincoln Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454

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