Pedro Mercado, 51, Arrested For The Murder Of Joshua Antoinetti, 38

Published on November 02, 2023, 6:05 pm
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On Monday, September 04, 2023, at approximately 0042 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male, shot at the St. Mary’s Park NYCHA Development located at 645 Westchester Avenue, located within the confines of the 40th Precinct / Police Service Area 7 in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 38-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head outside of the location.

The victim was transported by EMS to NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln in critical condition.

On Tuesday, September 05, 2023, the victim succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced deceased. The incident has now been deemed a homicide.

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


Joshua Antoinetti
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10455

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, the following 51-year-old male individual was arrested and charged on Wednesday, November 01, 2023, at 1710 hours, within the confines of the 40th Precinct.


Pedro Mercado
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10455


  • murder;
  • manslaughter;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

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.