Rafael Morato, 44, Arrested For Murder

Published on July 10, 2019, 8:31 pm
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On Friday, July 5, 2019 at approximately 1105 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot at 1750 Sedwick Avenue, within the confines on the 46 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 44-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive with a gun shot wound to the head.

EMS also responded and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

The identity of the deceased is pending family notification.

The incident above has been deemed a homicide.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 44-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on 07/09/2019.


Rafael Morato
1750 Sedgwick Avenue, 1E
Bronx, NY 10453


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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