23-Year-Old Man Killed in Bronx Shooting

By Sasha Gonzales

A 23-year-old man was killed by a gunman in Crotona Saturday, police said.

Jaranthony Perez took three bullets to his chest, according to the NYPD.

The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. as Perez stood outside an apartment building on Belmont Avenue near Tremont Park, police said. He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police on Wednesday arrested the alleged gunman, Steven Richards, 26, charging him with murder, manslaughter, and weapon possession.

About Sasha Gonzales 73 Articles
Sasha Gonzales is a Contributing Writer for Bronx Justice News and a Kingsbridge resident. A native of the Bronx, Sasha is an academic researcher interested in the study of multi-generational poverty and income disparities. She is also an aspiring fine arts photographer and avid reader.

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