On Monday, August 23, 2021, at approximately 2231 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person, shot near the corner of E. 157th Street and Melrose Avenue, within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 38-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the torso.
EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was pronounced deceased.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
3055 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (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.