Teen Charged in Mount Hope Slaying

By Eric Klein 
eklein@bronxjusticenews.com

Homicide detectives have arrested a teenager they say fatally shot a street rival outside a Bronx apartment building.

Police believe Davacchie Cole, 17, wounded Tory Barnes, 29, multiple times as he stood on West 176th Street near Walton Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

The shooting may have stemmed from a drug-related dispute between the alleged killer and victim.

Cole is charged with murder, manslaughter, weapon possession, and robbery, records show. He was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court.

His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.