Melvin Urena, 19, Murdered

Published on July 03, 2022, 2:11 am
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On Saturday, July 02, 2022, at approximately 1332 hours, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the vicinity of E. 156th Street and Melrose Avenue, within the confines of the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 19-year-old male with two gunshot wounds; one to the head and one to the right leg.

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

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


Melvin Urena
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

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.