On Monday January 7, 2019, at approximately 07:19 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in the vicinity of East 178 Street and Boston Road, within the confines of the 48 Precinct.
Upon arrival officers found an unconscious and unresponsive 38-year-old male inside of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased has been identified as follows:
Jerodd K. Watkins, 38
6 West Farms Square Plaza
There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
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.