On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at approximately 0658 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided male at E. 170 lth Street and Morris Avenue, within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 30-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive with a stab wound to the groin.

EMS responded and transported the aided male to BronxCare Health System, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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


Jose Valarezo
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10462

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, an unidentified 14-year-old female individual was arrested and charged on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, within the confines of the 44th Precinct.


  • murder;
  • robbery;
  • petty larceny;
  • grand larceny;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon;
  • criminal posession of stolen property.

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.