The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the Rafael Hollis in regard to a homicide that occurred within the confines of the 44 Precinct in Bronx.

On October 04, 2019 at 1834 hours police responded to a report of an assault inside of the 167 Street train station, located within the 44 Precinct.

Upon arrival officers discovered a 25 year-old male with a gunshot wound to the torso.

EMS transported the male to Lincoln Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Rafael is described as being a 29-year-old male, Black, 5’8″, 160 lbs.

After proper family notification, the 25-year-old male victim has been identified as follows.

Victim:

James Cubille
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10467

Pursuant to ongoing investigation the following individual was arrested and charged:

Arrested:

Rafael Hollis
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

Charges:

  • murder 2nd degree;
  • man slaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon;
  • act in manner injuries to child.

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

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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