Juan Nunez, 25, Arrested For The Murder Of Leshaun Whitefield, 37

Published on September 22, 2021, 6:32 am
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On Friday, September 03, 2021, at approximately 1908 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a shooting in front of 1430 Unionport Road, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 37-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his chest and a 27-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

EMS responded to the scene and transported both victims to Jacob Medical Center, where the 37-year-old male was pronounced deceased.

The 27-year-old male was transported in in stable condition.

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

Victim:

Leshaun Whitefield
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 10039

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, detectives have submitted a surveillance photograph of a Jeep Cherokee, which fled the scene of the above-listed incident.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 25-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Monday, September 20, 2021, at 1430 hours, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct.

Arrested:

Juan Nunez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460

Charges:

  • reckless endangerment;
  • 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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