Marquel Brown, 27, Arrested For The Murder Of Justin Rodriguez, 26

Published on October 18, 2023, 9:21 am
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On Thursday, June 29, 2023, at approximately 0032 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots, fired at E. 213th Street and Holland Avenue, within the confines of the 47th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 34-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the right leg.

EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi, in stable condition.

Further investigation revealed a second victim from the incident location, a 26-year-old male, was transported, via private means, to Montefiore Medical Center, with sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulder; he was subsequently pronounced deceased thereat.

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


Justin Rodriguez
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10467

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 27-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 1705 hours, within the confines of the 47th Precinct.


Marquel Brown
address withheld
Meriden, CT 06450


  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of weapon: loaded firearm.

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.