Sterling Aguilar, 28, And Lisa Harris-Elien, 41, Arrested For The Murder Of Lawrence Leathers, 37

Published on June 19, 2019, 10:35 am
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On Sunday June 2, 2019 at approximately 1140 hours police responded to a 911 call of an unconscious male inside 438 East 141 Street within the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, police discovered a 37-year-old male lying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced deceased on scene.

The deceased was identified as:

Lawrence Leathers, 37
438 East 141 Street
Bronx, NY 10454

On Monday, June 3, 2019 at 0130 hours, the following individual was arrested and charged:

Sterling Aguilar, 28
1216 East 35 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210


  • assault

On Monday, June 3, 2019 at 1045 hours, the following individual was also arrested and charged within the confines of the 40 Precinct:

Lisa Harris-Elien, 41
438 East 141 Street
Bronx, NY 10454


  • assault 3

One Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the above-listed incident has been deemed a homicide.

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 Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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