Troy George, 54, Arrested For The Murder Of Harold Bates, 29

Published on September 23, 2019, 8:21 am
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On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at approximately 2353 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a robbery in progress at 834 E. 223 Street, within the confines of the 47 Precinct of Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 29-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about the head.

EMS responded to the location and transported the aided male to Montefiore Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

A person of interest, a 54-year-old male, was taken into custody from the scene.

The deceased has been identified:

Harold Bates
20 E. 3rd Street, Apt. 8G
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation the above-listed incident has been deemed a homicide, and a 54-year-old male individual was arrested and charged as follows in the confines of the 47th Precinct in Bronx.


Troy George
834 E. 223 Street
Bronx, NY 10466


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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