Jovant Erazo, 19, Arrested For The Murder Of Cortez Hinton, 33

Published on November 09, 2022, 12:06 pm
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On Saturday, October 15, 2022, at approximately 0809 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided in front of 970 Kelly Street, within the confines of the 41st Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 33-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive,with a gunshot wound to the torso, groin and trauma about the head and body, after being struck by the fleeing vehicle.

EMS responded and transported to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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


Cortez Hinton
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10459

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 19-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Tuesday, November 08, 2022, at 1235 hours, within the confines of the 41st Precinct.


Jovant Erazo
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10457


  • murder;
  • assault (3 counts);
  • vehicular manslaughter.

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.