Luis Rivera, 18, Arrested For The Murder Of Nelson Caban, 24

Published on June 14, 2021, 6:11 am
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On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at approximately 2223 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a vehicle shooting at another vehicle on the southbound Bruckner Expressway near Exit 7A, within the confines of the 45th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a Honda Accord stopped next to the medium of the southbound Bruckner Expressway, between Exit 7B and Exit 8.

Seated inside the vehicle’s driver seat was a 24-year-old male who was unconscious and unresponsive, with gunshot wounds to his face and chest.

EMS also responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased.

A preliminary investigation determined that the victim was traveling southbound on the Bruckner Expressway when a blue sedan, being operated by an unknown individual, pulled alongside the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle and discharged a firearm. The vehicle then fled southbound on the Bruckner Expressway.

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

Victim:

Nelson Caban
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 10029

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 18-year-old male individual has been arrested in regard to the above-listed homicide.

Arrested:

Luis Rivera
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10472

Charges:

  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

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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