Joam Casado, 39, Arrested For The Murder Of Juancarlos Ortega, 24

Published on July 26, 2020, 9:47 pm
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On Sunday, July 26, 2020, at approximately 0542 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress in the vicinity of Grote Street and Prospect Avenue, within the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a 20-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the groin and a 24-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head.

EMS also responded to the scene and transported both males to St. Barnabas Hospital, where the 24-year-old male was pronounced deceased; the 20-year-old male was listed as stable.

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



Juancarlos Ortega
178 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10016

The following 39-year-old male individual has been arrested in regard to the above incident.


Joam Casado
2260 Crotona Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457


  • murder;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

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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