Fili Nunez Rodriguez, 27, Arrested For The Murder Of Cleveland Smith, 35

Published on November 09, 2023, 4:35 pm
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On Sunday, October 01, 2023, at approximately 1711 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person, shot inside of 154 E. 175th Street, within the confines of the 46th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 35-year-old male with a sustained gunshot wound to the torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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


Cleveland Smith
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10453

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 27-year-old male individual was arrested and charged on Sunday, October 01, 2023, at approximately 1710 hours, within the confines of the 46th Precinct.


Fili Nunez Rodriguez
address withheld
Manhattan, NY 1033


  • murder;
  • reckless endangerment;
  • criminal possession of a weapon – loaded firearm.

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.