On Monday January 7, 2019, at approximately 1919 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in the vicinity of East 178 Street and Boston Road, within the confines of the 48 Precinct in Bronx.
Upon arrival officers found an unconscious and unresponsive 38-year-old male inside of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.
EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The victim has been identified as:
Jerodd K. Watkins
6 West Farms Square Plaza
Bronx, NY 10460
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 38-year-old individual has been arrested and charged.
563 Cauldwell Avenue, E2
Bronx, NY 10452
- murder 2;
- criminal use of a firearm;
- criminal possession of a weapon.
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.