Kemel Smith, 31, Wanted For The Murder Of Jayquan Lewis, 21

Published on October 21, 2021, 12:10 pm
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On Friday, August 13, 2021, at approximately 1609 hours, police responded to a call of an assault inside 2550 Bainbridge Avenue, within the confines of the 52nd precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 21-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds to his body, lying unconscious and unresponsive inside the location.

EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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


Jayquan Lewis
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10458

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the New York Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect, depicted above, who is wanted in connection to the above-listed homicide.

The individual is identified as Kemel Smith, a 31-year-old male, Black.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

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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