Leonard Nieves, 33, Arrested For The Murder Of Yahya Almuntser, 34

Published on February 19, 2020, 6:04 pm
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On Friday, February 14, 2020, at approximately 1836 hours, police responded to a call of an assault inside 217 Brook Avenue within the confines of the 40th Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed the unconscious and unresponsive 34-year-old male victim inside the location with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

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

Victim:

Yahya Almuntser
1008 Pierce Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation in regard to the above-described homicide, the following 33-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged.

Arrested:

Leonard Nieves
180 Brook Avenue, Apt. 4H
Bronx, NY 10454

Charges:

  • murder 2nd;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of weapon 2nd.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect is attached and available at DCPI.

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 Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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