Franklin Mesa, 19, Arrested For The Murder Of Nathaniel Rivers, 35

Published on July 22, 2022, 8:13 am
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On Thursday, July 21, 2022, at approximately 1315 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided male at E. 205th Street and Decatur Avenue, within the confines of the 52nd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 35-year-old male with a stab wound to the chest.

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

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


Nathaniel Rivers
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10458

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 19-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged in regard to the above-listed homicide.


Franklin Mesa
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10467


  • 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.