Baroney Lewis, 45, Arrested For The Murder Of Russell Scott Wells, 62

Published on January 17, 2023, 8:06 pm
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On Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 0508 hours, police responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 763 E. 219th Street, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed 62-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to his head.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.

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


Russell Scott Wells
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10467

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 45-year-old made individual has been arrested and charged on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 1212 hours with in the confines of the 47th Precinct.


Baroney Lewis
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10466


  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of 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.