Michael Soriano, 23 & Freddy Polanco, 21, Arrested For The Murder Of Irvin Payne, 30

Published on October 29, 2021, 11:11 pm
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On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 0310 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 620 Lenox Avenue, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct in Manhattan.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the face.

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

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


Irvin Payne
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 21-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged.


Freddy Polanco
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10460


  • murder;
  • criminal use of a firearm;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 23-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1035 hours, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct in Manhattan.


Michael Soriano
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10472


  • murder (2 counts);
  • criminal use of a firearm;
  • criminal possession of a weapon: loaded firearm.

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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