Xavier Almonte, 28, Arrested For The Murder Of Curtis Austin, 71

Published on July 12, 2021, 5:30 am
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On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at approximately 1416 hours, police responded to a call of a fire inside 1211 Manor Avenue, Apt. 2, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, FDNY personnel extinguished the fire and located a 71-year-old male, lying unconscious and unresponsive, with three stab wounds to his neck.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Jacobi Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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

Victim:

Curtis Austin
1211 Manor Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 28-year-old male suspect has been arrested and charged.

Arrested:

Xavier Almonte
1211 Manor Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472

Charges:

  • arson;
  • murder;
  • manslaughter.

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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