Jason Perez, 24, Arrested For The Murder Of Tziah Townsend, 21

Published on April 20, 2021, 7:44 am
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On Wednesday, April 07, 2021, at approximately 0022 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person, shot at the rear of 544 Claremont Parkway (Claremont Parkway, Franklin Houses), within the confines of the 42nd Precinct / PSA #7 in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 21-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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


Tziah Townsend
305 Livonia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212

On Monday, April 19, 2021, pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 24-year-old individual has been arrested and charged in regard to the above-listed homicide.


Jason Perez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460


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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