Jose Santos, 43, Arrested For The Murder Of Angel Ortega, 44

Published on February 21, 2022, 11:21 pm
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On Saturday, February 19, 2022, at approximately 1517 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, shot on the corner of E. Tremont Avenue and Belmont Avenue, within the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 44-year-old male with five (5) gunshots to the back.

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 indicated.


Angel Ortega
3150 Rochambeau
Bronx, NY 10467

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 43-year-old male individual has been arrested in regard to the above-listed homicide as indicated.


Jose Santos
1926 Crotona Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457


  • 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.