It was reported to police that on Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 2330 hours, inside of 2104 Crotona Parkway (Texas Chicken and Burgers), within the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx, the individual, depicted in the attached surveillance photographs and video clip cut the 18-year-old male employee’s face with an unknown sharp object.

Details are as follows.

The individual walked out of the establishment and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

EMS removed the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as a male, Hispanic, who wore a blue baseball cap, a black shirt, purple shorts, and black sneakers.

Pursuant an ongoing investigation, the following 23-year-old male individual was arrested on October 12, 2021.


Michael Castillo
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 10032


  • assault

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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