Trio Arrested For The Decade-Old Murder Of Jonathan Ruiz, 17

Published on November 21, 2019, 11:52 pm
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Over a decade ago on May 06, 2009, at approximately 1217 hours, police were called to Tiffany Avenue and E. 165 Street in the confines of the 41 Precinct in Bronx for a 911 call of a male shot at that location.

Upon arrival, police determined that a 17-year-old Hispanic male was found unconscious and unresponsive, shot once in the leg by two Hispanic males who fled the scene to unknown location.

Victim was removed to Lincoln Hospital by EMS where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 1318 hrs.

Following proper family notification, the deceased had been identified as follows.


Jonathan Ruiz
719 E. 213 Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following suspects were arrested and charged in regard to this incident earlier today, November 21, 2019.


Johnny Nunez-Garcia, 28
1515 Macombs Road
Bronx, NY 10452

Hemphill Garcia, 28
1151 Elder Avenue, Apt. A8
Bronx, NY 10472

Javier Lopez, 29
1151 Elder Avenue, Apt. E28
Bronx, NY 10472


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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