Roman Martinez, 25, Arrested For The Murder Of Jason Sambula, 23

Published on December 18, 2021, 4:22 am
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It was reported to police that on Friday, July 02, 2021, at approximately 1932 hours, in front of 940 Tiffany Street, within the confines of the 41st Precinct in the Bronx, the 3 victims (a 20-year-old male, a 23-year-old male and a 22-year-old female) were seated inside of a black Honda Accord when a silver 4-door Infiniti sedan pulled up alongside them.

A dark-skinned male stepped out of the passenger’s side of the Infiniti with a firearm and shot the 20-year-old male victim in the torso.

The individual re-entered the Infiniti and fired several more shots at the victims, before he fled in the vehicle northbound on Tiffany Street.

The 23-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg and the 22-year-old female was shot once in the right foot.

All three victims were removed to an area hospital in stable condition.  

The individual, who shot the victims, is described as a dark-skinned male with a white shirt. There was no description provided for the operator of the silver Infiniti sedan.

The 23-year-old male victim succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

The incident has now been deemed a homicide.

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


Jason Sambula
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10459

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 25-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged.


Roman Martinez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10467


  • murder;
  • assault;
  • manslaughter;
  • attempted murder (2 counts);
  • attempted assault (2 counts);
  • criminal possession of a weapon (2 counts).

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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