Hector West, 33, Arrested For The Murder Of Jacob Franco, 29

Published on October 12, 2023, 7:57 pm
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On Friday, August 11, 2023, at approximately 2328 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in front of 303 W. 128 Street, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct in Manhattan.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 29-year-old male lying on the ground in front of 301 W. 128 Street, with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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

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


Jacob Franco
address withheld
Brooklyn, NY 11212

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 33-year-old male individual was arrested and charged on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at approximately 1325 hrs, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct.


Hector West
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10453


  • murder;
  • 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.