On Saturday, February 17, 2024, at approximately 0441 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an assault in front of 1206 Stratford Avenue, within the confines of the 43rd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers were informed EMS had transported the aided to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi in critical condition.

The 46-year-old male aided succumbed to his injuries from this incident on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

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


Jesus Garcia-Desiderio
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10472

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 23-year-old male individual was arrested and charged on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at approximately 1315 hours,within the confines of the 43rd Precinct.


Alejandro Gonzalez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10472


  • manslaughter in the 1st degree;
  • criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree;
  • assault with intent to cause serious physical injuries with a weapon.

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.