Rafael Saavedra, 18, Arrested For The Murder Of Dellin Scarlett, 18

Published on April 04, 2022, 5:51 pm
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On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at approximately 1458 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at E. 172 Street and Harrod Avenue, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed an 18-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the right shoulder, right side of chest, both arms, left lower abdomen and both legs.

EMS responded and transported the aided male to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was pronounced deceased.

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


Dellin Scarlett
address withheld
Bronx, NY 19472

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 18-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Saturday, April 02, 2022, in regard to the above-listed homicide.


Rafael Saavedra
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10473


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

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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