On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at approximately 1923 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots, fired in front of 281 E. 161st Street, within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
Upon arrival, officers observed two (2) males with gunshot wounds.
A 30-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was pronounced deceased.
A second 30-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported by EMS to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln in stable condition.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
Bronx, NY 10451
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 38-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged.
Manhattan, NY 10039
- attempted murder;
- criminal possession of a weapon (4 counts).
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 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.