Samuel Backmon, 20, Murdered

Published on August 13, 2020, 2:39 am
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On Friday, July 05, 2019 at approximately 0402 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 1528 Hoe Avenue (Vyse Houses), within the confines of the 42nd Precinct (PSA#7) in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 20-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to the head and a gunshot wound to the leg.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Saint Barnabas Hospital in critical condition.

On Monday, August 10, 2020, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The incident is now classified a homicide.

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



Samuel Backmon
1542 Hoe Avenue
Bronx, NY 10460

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 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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