Kelvin Mejia, 22, Arrested For The Murder Of Jose Bencosme, 23

Published on June 15, 2023, 4:52 pm
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On Monday, March 07, 2022, at approximately 1850 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, shot in front of 214 E. 165th Street, within the confines of the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 23-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the neck and torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln, where he was subsequently pronounced deceased on Friday, June 09, 2023.

The incident has been deemed a homicide.

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


Jose Bencosme
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10474

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 22-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Friday, June 03, 2022, at 0750 hours, within the confines of the 44th Precinct.


Kelvin Mejia
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10472


  • assault:
  • criminal use of a firearm;
  • criminal possession of a firearm;
  • attempted criminally negligent homicide.

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.