The state is sending COVID-19 vaccines directly to colleges and universities across the state, including those in the Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
Police are searching for a gunman who pumped four bullets into a 24-year-old man during an argument in Williamsbridge Thursday night.
The NYPD tallied 34 murders last month, up from 25 in March 2020, the department said.
The unidentified assailant approached from behind and socked the victim in his face—the latest in a wave of anti-Asian crimes reported in New York City amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Detectives are investigating whether road rage played a role in Tuesday’s killing.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law Wednesday making weed legal for New Yorkers over 21—and expunging scores of convictions for people prosecuted under the old marijuana laws.
State authorities said residents 16 and older will become eligible for the shots beginning the week of April 6.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office detectives collected numerous DNA samples for testing in the Gorenberg case, hoping to match them with the unknown person’s DNA found in Randi’s SUV after her murder.
The 20-year-old was shot in her head inside a Hull Avenue apartment shortly after 10 p.m. Monday.
Daijon Dessasore, 24, was seated with a friend inside an idling vehicle when an unidentified shooter opened fire.
The checks are part of the $1.9 billion trillion COVID stimulus bill President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday.
To build the case against Babb, police used a five year old photo of him in photo lineups – showing him at age 15 – then failed to alert prosecutors to instances in which witnesses failed to identify him as the culprit.
Christopher Martinez, 50, was off duty when cops busted him on two counts of assault in the confines of the 41st Precinct.
The latest version of the bill — which still needs to be approved in the House of Representatives — extends the $300 per week federal unemployment enhancement through Sept. 6.
Detectives are searching for a killer who shot a 27-year-old man to death in the Bronx Thursday morning.
Just eight percent of the complex’s residents — the property is home to more than 15,300 apartments — have been vaccinated thus far, city data show.
The Trump administration’s family separation policy led to roughly 2,800 families being separated at the southern border, fueling criticism from human rights groups across the globe.
Thousands of additional tenants were without power Sunday in the sprawling complex.
A woman died during a power outage in Co-Op City Friday when her portable oxygen tank ran out as she climbed the stairs to the 19th floor, authorities said.
Abdlwahab Abushaar, 17, died of injuries suffered during a wreck Thursday on the Saw Mill River Parkway.
Adam Saunders and Anthony Castillo were slain in separate homicides in the Bronx Monday night.
Because many recently deceased Americans were not tested for the virus, the official number of coronavirus deaths is likely a substantial undercount, experts believe.
The Bankrate survey shows Latinos are paying an average of $14 per month for checking during the pandemic, while Black people are paying $12 a month.
Officials said there will be more oversight of ICE officers, and a more rigorous approval process for officers seeking to deport.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, argues that Amazon’s actions violated New York labor, whistleblower protection, and anti-retaliation laws.
An open-air gun battle left two men wounded and another dead from his injuries in the Bronx Tuesday night, authorities said.
The MTA will lengthen overnight service hours on the subway starting next Monday, the agency announced this week.
Freddy Difo, 29, is charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child, according to the NYPD.
New York City’s transit system exposes riders to more inhaled pollutants than any other subway system in the Northeaster, according to a new study from NYU.
HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity issued a memorandum stating that “HUD interprets the Fair Housing Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and directing HUD offices and recipients of HUD funds to enforce the Act accordingly,” according to the agency.
The poll, conducted by Fontas Advisors and Core Decision Analytics, found Yang garnering early support from 28 percent of likely Democratic primary voters.
Several teachers told Bronx Justice News they received letters that legally require them to pay back COVID-19 unemployment benefit funds, which were distributed as part of an expanded benefits program last summer.
Christian Gellibert died of bullet wounds to his torso, inflicted at the corner of Vyse Avenue and East 181st Street, according to police.
The filing names two Rikers Island prisoners, Charles Holden and Alberto Frias, who fear the unsafe conditions in DOC custody.
New Yorkers with a range of pre-existing health issues will be eligible to receive the coveted COVID-19 vaccine beginning Feb. 15, officials announced this week.
The 42-year old victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds during an attack at the NYCHA complex.
At least 70 percent of the population would have to be fully vaccinated for a pre-pandemic sense of normalcy to return, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
White New York City residents are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations at disproportionately higher rates than their Black and Latino neighbors, new data show.
The man, in his 30s, was discovered in a parked car in Claremont during one of the coldest stretches of winter.
The president signed an executive order Thursday restoring access to Obamacare and Medicaid for scores of struggling Americans, stating he was undoing “the damage” caused by President Trump.
Vargas is a member of the department’s Gun Violence Suppression Division, tasked with taking illegal guns off the streets.
Workers will receive a phased in increase of $1.85 per hour over the next three years, authorities said, along with employee health care contributions.
A man police said chased a woman down with a knife before charging at narcotics officers was fatally shot by cops Thursday.
The picketing members of Teamsters local 202, who are on strike over management’s failure to increase pay by $1 for employees at the market during a devastating pandemic, were issued summonses for disorderly conduct.
Jamal W. Hunter, 27, was killed by an unidentified shooter across the street from Crotona Park Sunday about 1:07 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will exhaust its current supply of COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, amid a disastrous federal rollout of the widely awaited shots.
The lawsuit marks the first time the empire state’s AG has ever sued the city’s police force.
The fire started shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday in the seven-story public housing complex on Watson Avenue, spreading to multiple apartments before firefighters knocked down the flames.
New York City opened its first mass vaccination site for COVID-19 vaccinations in the Bronx this week, turning the Bathgate Contract Postal Station into a public health hub focused on getting shots into the arms of at-risk residents.
A catastrophic water main break in the Bronx left drivers trapped in their cars as water flooded the Cross Bronx Expressway Thursday—the latest emergency caused by the borough’s crumbling infrastructure.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea – the leader of America’s largest police force – has tested positive for COVID-19, the agency said.
The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in the Bronx have reached staggering levels in some parts of the borough, new data show.
The deceased. Terrell Liebert, 26, of the Bronx, as well as an 18-year-old, surviving victim, were found with bullet wounds at the public housing complex Sunday.
Bronx residents will begin receiving enhanced unemployment benefits starting next week—a much needed lifeline in the borough hardest hit by COVID-19.
Marquis Beckford, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Solano in his neck outside a Morrisania deli last Wednesday, authorities said.
A 26-year-old man man was fatally shot about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday during an argument with another man at the corner of Aqueduct Avenue and West 184th Street in University Heights.
A 20-year old man was fatally shot at a NYCHA property in Fordham Heights Saturday, authorities said.
A gunman wearing a white COVID mask shot the 16-year-old at point-blank range in Morrisania, surveillance video shows.
James Solano was struck by gunfire outside the King Deli and Grocery on Boston Road about 12:10 Wednesday before staggering inside the store.
The government will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord.
Baron George is accused of fatally stabbing Brizjel Kemp, 36, inside the Holiday Motel on the New England Thruway, after meeting her on an escort site.
One of the masked robbers pistol-whipped an employee of A&K Jewelry on Southern Boulevard in Foxhurst before he and his accomplice made off with necklaces and pendants from behind the service counter.
The child showed up at Jacobi Hospital with critical injuries Thursday, wounds he said he suffered in a stabbing attack on Fish Avenue.
Authorities found the teen outside a Wallace Avenue building around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday with gunshot wounds to his neck and abdomen.
The commute for straphangers on the No. 1 train is about to get a lot tougher starting Dec. 28, in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 70,000 doses of the vaccine will reach the city this week as part of an initial shipment, authorities said.
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The 9-month-old boy, Dante Steer-Cooman, was lifeless when police arrived at the Wakefield residence where he lay unconscious Feb. 14.
With more single adults sleeping in shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic than at any time in history, advocates urged Governor Cuomo to prioritize permanent supportive housing in a press conference Wednesday.
Five people—including four Department of Correction Officers—have been indicted for using forged New York City disability parking placards, Bronx prosecutors announced Tuesday.
New York federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis’ order says the Department of Homeland Security must announce by Monday that it will resume approval of applications for DACA slots and work permits, which ceased in 2017.
Shootings have risen nearly 96 percent this year compared to last within the five boroughs, with the NYPD reporting a 112 percent increase in November alone, according to the latest department statistics.
An unidentified gunman opened fire on the victim, whose name was not been released, about 7:40 p.m. at the Grand Concourse building, striking him in his chest and back, according to the NYPD.
Seabrook, who headed the powerful correction officers union more than two decades, and helped instill a culture of violence and corruption on Rikers Island, was convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges related to kickbacks he accepted.
Teresita Rosario, 59, was found slain in her basement Saturday night. Police are searching for her 29-year-old son, who they have identified as a person of interest in the case.
A gunman shot and critically wounded a 31-year-old man on 163rd Street in the Bronx Tuesday, authorities said.
Maintenance workers at the Mosholu Golf Course on Jerome Avenue found the corpse in a wooded area shortly before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A man wielding a knife came at the victims about 4 p.m. Tuesday on East 149th St. near Courtlandt Avenue, following an argument in the street, according to the NYPD.
Between April and September, about $40 billion in federal stimulus money was used to soften the economic blow in New York, much of it on unemployment benefits and paycheck protection.
The 36-year-old was slain in a room at the Holiday Motel, her body discovered around 10 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Struggling families waited in line for hours amid the borough’s ongoing economic crisis.
Heba Abdelaal, a Muslim woman working cases in the DA’s office Special Victims Unit, says her supervisor showed her pictures of a defendant’s penis and sexually harassed her within a unit rife with unlawful behavior.
Dashan Carver was killed when an unidentified shooter sprayed a barrage of bullets outside a food store early Tuesday.
Robert Castillo, 51, was off duty when he landed the facial blow on the victim and tossed her against a wall at her City Island address, leaving her with cuts and bruises, according to prosecutors.
A federal judge Saturday ruled that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf ascended to his position unlawfully, thus invalidating his suspension of DACA — the Obama-era program that protected thousands of Bronx residents from deportation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said parents should be prepared for schools to close as early as Monday, amid another rise in coronavirus infections.
The teenager was hanging out with a small group of friends on Seward Avenue when the shooter walked up and started shooting about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the NYPD.
A 15-year-old boy and girl have been charged in the homicide of a 20-year-old mom stabbed to death in her father’s Bronx apartment building last week, authorities said.
The superintendent of a Concourse building made the grisly discovery Monday afternoon.
Despite being down from 24.7 percent in June, the borough’s current unemployment numbers remain comparable to those calculated during the Great Depression—a result of to job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will deploy National Guard troops to city airports to ensure arriving passengers have proof of a recent, negative coronavirus test, the governor said Friday.
Michael Larino, 22, was killed when his bicycle collided with a tractor trailer in Mott Haven Thursday, authorities said.
The crusading Bronx Councilman, who grew up in NYCHA public housing, defeated Republican Patrick Delices on Tuesday to become the first gay Black-Latino ever to reach Congress.
Nyla Bond, 20, was stabbed in her chest by an unidentified killer around 6:45 p.m. Monday, according to the NYPD.
Demand for Obamacare’s taxpayer-subsidized policies could soar in the weeks ahead, even as the Trump administration seeks the popular program’s repeal.
The NYPD on Thursday named Juanita Holmes the department’s chief of patrol, making her the highest ranking woman in city police history.
Demonstrators brutalized by the NYPD in the wake of George Floyd’s killing are suing the police and Mayor Bill de Blasio, alleging violation of the First and Fourth Amendments, a new lawsuit says.
An apartment fire inside a Bronx NYCHA complex left a 5-year-old boy dead and his 38-year-old mother critically injured Monday, authorities said.
Sewage from the pipe system in Westchester County is polluting the Hutchinson River, Bronx River, and Eastchester Bay in the Bronx, killing large numbers of fish.
A 33-year-old man was injured when a section of sidewalk collapsed beneath him Saturday, authorities said.
An unidentified stabber put a knife in Kevin Smith’s back outside Bedford Pizza on Bedford Park Boulevard Friday, according to the NYPD.
Amid a surge in shootings in the borough, DA Darcel Clark’s Office is partnering with the Yankees to trade Apple tablets for street guns.
A pilot study by researchers at New York University found roughly 24 percent of frontline transit workers in New York City contracted coronavirus—and likely got the disease at work.
Wendolin Ortiz, 19, suffered terminal injuries, while two other victims, men aged 28 and 30, are expected to recover.
The City Council introduced legislation that wound ban the NYPD’s collection of DNA from children under 18 without consent from a guardian or attorney.
A shooting at the project Thursday night left two boys with bullet wounds, authorities said.
The NYPD patrol vehicle that fatally struck Sophia Gomez was speeding down Pelham Parkway at nearly 60 miles per hour when the crash happened, Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
Dante Young suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his torso shortly after 6:35 p.m. Monday.
The office of state Attorney General Leticia James will probe the killing of a 20-year-old Bronx woman by a police officer who struck her with an NYPD patrol car, authorities said.
Sophia Gomez, who lived on Pelham Parkway near the site of the fatal crash, died Thursday night at Jacobi Hospital.
The prisoners held at OBC will be transferred to the island’s other facilities, which are being phased out in advance of their replacement by smaller borough jails, yet to be constructed.
Immediately following the 48-2 vote, King filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleging unlawful treatment by the city, including racial discrimination.
Luis Diaz, who has served as Bronx County Clerk since 2009, is being investigated by the office of New York Attorney General Leticia James, authorities said.
Police in the Bronx are routinely seen in public not wearing masks, despite the borough experiencing higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the rest of the city during much of this year.
A new smartphone app can alert Bronx residents when they come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, state officials said Thursday.
“The New York City police blocked people from leaving before the curfew and then used the curfew as an excuse to beat, abuse, and arrest people who were protesting peacefully,” said Ida Sawyer, co-author of the Human Rights Watch report. “It was a planned operation with no justification that could cost New York taxpayers millions of dollars.”
Ariel Victor Castillo, 41, is accused of punching his own brother at a party.
A Grindr date turned deadly Sunday when a killer fatally slashed his sex partner with a machete in the Bronx, authorities said.
The victims, ages 33 and 40, suffered non-life threatening wounds in Saturday’s shooting outside the Mill Brook Houses.
Two men, ages 22 and 24, also perished in the accident, which motorists reported shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday in the parkway’s eastbound lanes, in Mount Vernon.
A Bronx man has been indicted in the homicide of Brandon Hendricks, a 17-year-old high school basketball player killed by a stray bullet in June.
The child suffered a gunshot wound to her stomach shortly after 9 a.m. inside her family’s apartment in Mott Haven. Her mother rushed her to Lincoln Hospital, where she is recovering and expected to survive, authorities said.
The Department of Justice on Monday placed New York City on a list of municipalities it considers “anarchist jurisdictions,” a designation aimed at stripping the five boroughs of badly needed federal funds.
A group of demonstrators calling for removal of the last Christoper Columbus statue in the Bronx was met Saturday by a crowd of angry counterprotesters, who shouted threats and chanted racist slogans.
Felix Medina suffered terminal injuries around 4 p.m. Thursday when an unidentified gunman opened fire on East 141st Street, squeezing off bullets until Medina was dead.
The city’s fleet of garbage trucks has been scaled back this year amid reduced trash pickup—a result of coronavirus-related budget cuts.
At least 321 people have been slain by killers in the five boroughs since Jan. 1, eclipsing the 319 homicides tallied by police citywide last year, according to NYPD data.
Ezequiel Rivera, a NYCHA tenant, suffered at least one fatal gunshot wound to the chest in front of the Monroe Houses in Soundview about 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
The gunshot victims, ages 23 and 25, were killed in a pair of shootings early Saturday morning.
The campus of PS 811X will remain closed for 24 hours in accordance with the city’s safety measures, authorities said.
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Bus companies will cover 2,470 general education routes and 5,962 special education routes, ensuring “bus service will be available to all children who need it,” the mayor said.
A Bronx judge on Friday dismissed 312 summonses the NYPD issued to protestors arrested at a June 4 demonstration decrying the police killing of George Floyd.
Jose Rivera, 35, was shot in his torso about 10 p.m. Friday, dying a short time later at a local hospital.
Priority is being given to schools in communities where COVID-19 caused the most infections and deaths, including hard-hit parts of the Bronx.
When the fight between Bashawn Bryant, 40, and his fiancée turned into a physical confrontation, the woman’s 20-year-old son fatally stabbed Bryant in their residence on Davidson Avenue, according to the NYPD.
The PBA’s endorsement comes amid widespread uprisings against police violence, including shootings that routinely kill Black and brown Americans.
The victim, whose name was not immediately released, suffered three gunshots wounds to his back, and a fourth to his leg, while inside a 2019 Volkswagen.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark on Tuesday said her office will move to dismiss more than 300 summonses the NYPD issued to protestors arrested at a June 4 demonstration decrying the police killing of George Floyd.
Authorities will conduct an autopsy to determine how the woman died before being discovered near Orchard Beach Road and Park Drive shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, authorities said.
Two Bronx men were stabbed to death during another violent weekend in the borough.
Felix Cepeda, whose petition has gained national interest, said the statue in the borough’s Belmont neighborhood should be hauled away by the city amid a national reckoning with anti-Black racism.
A $10,000 reward has been announced for information leading to an arrest in the killing of 25-year-old Bronx resident Priscilla Vasquez.
Subways and buses could see a whopping 40 percent cut to service without billions in new federal stimulus funds, the head of the MTA said this week.
At least one bullet struck Priscilla Vasquez in the back of her head as she stood with friends outside a school on East 152nd Street near Courtlandt Avenue about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to police.
Two men were shot and killed in separate homicides in Tremont Friday, continuing one of the deadliest summers the Bronx has seen in years, authorities said.
New York City’s citizen DNA database has ballooned to include more than 33,800 genetic profiles—2,000 more than the NYPD disclosed in February, the Legal Aid Society said this week.
The Bronx’s impoverished communities of color have been hardest hit by the pandemic, laying bare disturbing racial inequities in health care and access to treatment.
Anthony Martin, 27, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car on Beach Avenue about 8:20 p.m. Saturday when someone fired a gunshot into his torso.
The pizza chain said it’s franchise stores are looking to fill multiple positions including delivery experts, pizza makers, customer service representatives, managers, and assistant managers.
Police are hunting a gunman who fired ten shots through the window of a Morrisania apartment, blasting away from the street until his clip was empty, authorities said.
Operated by the nonprofit social service organization Community Access, the Bruckner
Boulevard building cost $87 million to construct and is currently accepting applications.
A new report from the CDC says long-standing health and social inequities have resulted in increased risk for infection, severe illness, and death from COVID-19 in communities of color across America.
Alpha Diallo, of Morris Heights, is charged with murder, manslaughter, and weapon possession in the fatal stabbing of Tiffany Harris, 32, who Diallo allegedly killed in an apartment building roughly a mile from her home, according to the NYPD.
Bronx DA Darcel Clark said the shooting of Kawaski Trawick, 32, inside his non-profit housing unit in Morris Heights last year was “tragic,” but that criminal charges in the case were “not appropriate.”
Curtis Batchelor, 44, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of Elsa Grullon, 56, who Batchelor stabbed more than twenty times in the face, neck and chest with a knife while he raped her in May 1999, according to the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.
A 36-year-old man was shot dead Saturday night – in front of his terrified wife – after he mistakenly flicked a cigarette in the direction of his soon-to-be killer, authorities said.
Video of the attack shows the 14-year-old boy being pummeled by an attacker about 5 p.m. on July 30 as a second attacker runs from the scene on Soundview Avenue, according to the NYPD.
Billy Rosario, 39, of the Bronx, is charged with aggravated harassment in Friday’s incident aboard a northbound No. 5 train shortly after 8 a.m, according to the NYPD.
Con Edison on Thursday was still working to restore power to Bronx residents after more than 23,000 customers lost electricity in the borough due to Tropical Storm Isaias, authorities said.
State officials this week granted a permit to a private company to perform genetic genealogy testing and other controversial genetic analysis on crime scene DNA samples in New York – the first license of its kind ever issued here.
Two more people were wounded by gunfire in Soundview Monday, days after a young father died by homicide in the same neighborhood, authorities said.
Shaiquan Wilson, 21, who recently became a dad, was killed by a masked gunman about 10:40 p.m. Friday in Soundview, according to police.
Forest Byrd, attending a late-night cookout at a playground near his home, was gunned down about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD.
The nonprofit organization Volunteers of America-Greater New York will take over the operation of two domestic violence shelters in the Bronx, with the city ceding control amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The operator of this Bronx Zoo apologized this week for acts “unconscionable racial intolerance” the zoo demonstrated when it exhibited an African man as an exotic animal and promoted the long-debunked study of racial science known as eugenics.
Tiffany Harris, 32, was found stabbed inside an apartment building hallway around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, roughly a mile from the victim’s own residence, according to the NYPD.
The rate stands at a startling 24.7 percent in the Bronx, higher than the citywide unemployment rate of 20.4 percent, according to newly released statistics from the state Department of Labor.
The arrests come amid a territorial war between the Pagans and Hell’s Angels motorcycle gangs in the Bronx
Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and District Attorney Darcel Clark led an anti-violence rally Monday in response to a recent surge in shootings and homicides in Claremont and Concourse.
An 18-year-old girl has been charged with murder for her alleged role in the killing of a Bronx man found wrapped in plastic on a McDonald’s roof in Melrose, authorities said.
An autopsy will determine the man’s cause of death and whether he’s a homicide victim, authorities said .
Police responding to reports of a crowd gathered on Sedgwick Avenue Thursday found the men inside the parked vehicle with gunshot wounds to the back of their heads.
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Innocent bystander Brandon Hendricks, 17, was shot in his neck on Davidson Avenue while attending a birthday barbecue in Morris Heights shortly before midnight Sunday, police said.
“At this time, these appear to be crimes of opportunity,” DEA spokesman Michael Miller said of the strikes on pharmacies. “DEA has not seen evidence of a coordinated effort.”
Bronx elected officials Monday denounced the nooses discovered in Van Cortlandt Park last week, calling on law enforcement to “thoroughly” investigate the incident and treat it “with the seriousness that it demands.”
Two Bronx man said they discovered nooses hanging in trees in Van Cortlandt Park Thursday night, hours before the official commemoration of Juneteenth, authorities said.
Rashidi Goddard, 34, and a second male victim, also 34, were shot on Franklin Avenue near East 167th Street shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, according to the NYPD.
A 19-year-old girl died and three other young people were injured by gunfire in a shooting at Shoelace Park in the Bronx Friday, authorities said.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating Officer Kevin Hickey’s beating of Jahmel Leach, who suffered broken bones in his face and damage to his jaw and teeth, which he is in danger of losing, relatives said.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea defended Thursday’s operation targeting peaceful protestors in the Bronx, claiming his department had intelligence demonstrators intended to “destroy property, injure cops and to cause mayhem.”
The police action was personally overseen by NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, who appears on video directing officers to take at least one peaceful demonstrator into custody.
The Comptroller and mayoral contender called Thursday for the city to slash $1.1 billion in NYPD funding over the next four years, shifting responsibilities away from the police— and boosting investments in communities impacted by police violence and racism.
Amid violent clashes with police, looters damaged local pharmacies, delis, beauty supply stores, pawn shops, and other businesses, busting out storefront windows and making off with property, according to the NYPD.
Cesar Mejia was found unconscious by police near Pelham Parkway South and Bolton Street, a serious gash in his forehead and extreme bruising to his body, according to the NYPD.
Widespread civil unrest rocked America this week in response to the killing of George Floyd—a Minnesota man killed by a policeman who kneeled on his head for nearly nine minutes.
The company tasked with maintaining a problem-plagued Bronx apartment building has replaced the property manager, after Bronx Justice News pressed them for answers following the fatal shooting of a tenant.
Surveillance captured the murder of Najai Sow, 35, who was shot three times in his mid-section Saturday.
St. Luke’s Church, the largest parish in the city’s Episcopal diocese, has been supplying food to hungry locals throughout the pandemic, helping to sustain families even as the virus ravages their communities.
Miguel Cabrera was found shot in his parked car on East 175th Street, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the NYPD.
At least 155 Co-op City residents have died of COVID-19, accounting for one of every 282 residents of the sprawling affordable housing complex, according to new data released by the city.
Kyeone Stone, 25, and Travis Moore, 29, both of Manhattan, are charged with robbing and killing Julian Oden inside his apartment building at 4439 3rd Ave. in the Bronx Friday.
The Bronx’s 15th Congressional District ranks dead last in economic prospects for young people, according to a new index.
A coronavirus-related syndrome has been detected in 110 New York City children as of Friday, with the Bronx registering the highest case count, authorities said.
Legislation introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would suspend deportations of Haitian nationals – including members of the Bronx’s large Haitian community – amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NYPD has arrested 125 people on charges related to the coronavirus outbreak, including 113 who are black or Latino, police said.
Of the 40,689 coronavirus infections recorded across the Bronx, at least 4,042 have been deadly, according to the most recent city data.
Homicide detectives are using the latest in video enhancement technology as they work to identify the masked killers responsible for gunning down a Bronx motorcycle gang leader last week.
A week after Bronxites railed against a city plan that excluded wide swaths of the borough from its mask giveaway program, officials announced a slate of new distribution sites.
Francisco Rosado was gunned down during an ambush by two men wearing masks in Allerton shortly before 3:30 p.m., officials said, the killers firing shots into his head and chest.
Progress is being made in our borough and city, but those gains could disappear if we fail to elect candidates up to the task.
The candidate disqualifications, ruled on by the Board of Elections last week, came in response to a seemingly well-organized effort by veteran Party operatives, officials, and well-connected candidates looking to keep competitors off the ballot ahead of the June 23 primary.
The Bronx will have 11 of the city’s 55 planned locations, officials said, but none will be located in the East Bronx: a sprawling area with some of the highest poverty and coronavirus death rates rates in the nation, as well as more residents of color than any other borough.
New York City’s COVID-19 small business loan program—meant to shore up struggling local merchants—has awarded less than one percent of its funds to Bronx businesses so far, with 99 percent going to owners in other boroughs, city officials said Wednesday.
Becky Crown, who lived on the Upper West Side, was found partially nude with traumatic injuries, her corpse left inside a residential garbage can behind 4464 Park Ave., according to police.
“It makes me question the motive and who profits from making every child in NY take this poison,” the first-time political candidate, and public school parent, said in the Nov. 2019 post.
Dominique Ben-David, 22, and Lesa Whitlow, 57, ware found found slain in separate incidents earlier this month.
A state official told Bronx Justice News multiple employees at Bronxwood Assisted Living in Williamsbridge have reported a lack of personal protection equipment and supplies, no face coverings for residents, and mismanagement by administrators, leading to the deaths of 12 or more residents.
The testing program, part of a multi-phase effort by the state to assess how many New Yorkers have contracted the disease, randomly surveyed 3,000 residents at stores across 19 counties and 40 locations.
Residing in the national epicenter of the pandemic, Bronx residents account for a confirmed 30,142 coronavirus infections, with 2,719 deaths recorded here as of Monday night.
NYPD detectives are investigating the death of a woman found partially nude with traumatic injuries in Tremont, her corpse left inside a residential garbage can.
The New York State Nurses Association filed a lawsuit against Montefiore Medical Center Monday, alleging the Bronx hospital is failing to properly protect staffers from COVID-19.
The state-run program will also facilitate the distribution of 500,000 cloth face masks to all NYCHA and other state public housing residents, as well as provide 10,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to the projects, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Chris Mondal, a 30-year-old paraprofessional who taught at PS 46 for eight years, and David Behrbom, 47, who taught physical education at PS 55 for over 15 years, both succumbed to the disease this month.
The mandate applies in any public situation where social distancing is not necessarily possible—such as shopping in a store, riding the subway, or walking on a street at the same time as others.
The Morrisania location is among a handful of “community testing” centers Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed would service virus-ravaged communities of color, after Bronx Justice News revealed acute testing shortages and rationing across The Bronx.
State investigators are probing dozens of incidents of alleged abuse, neglect, or violence at New York City’s youth jails amid the coronavirus pandemic, including a riot that broke out Sunday.
Roughly a month into the coronavirus crisis, New York State has been criticized for not making COVID-19 tests more accessible to low-income communities of color, which have been disproportionally impacted in the Bronx.
FEMA, the federal agency tasked with aiding states in times of crisis, got word from the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services that the Van Cortland Park site – along with a handful of other “alternate care” facilities contracted for rapid construction in New York State – were “no longer needed,” a FEMA spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“For the first time, we’re going to have a truly reliable major supply of testing,” de Blasio said at a press briefing Tuesday, after his pleas for more tests from the White House went unanswered. “The number one issue from day one has been testing.”
A Department of Defense contract to build a 200-bed field hospital in the Bronx has been canceled by the federal government, with a stop-work order issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday morning, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a letter to White House trade advisor Peter Navarro Sunday requesting 110,000 COVID-19 test kits, more than a million protective gowns for health care workers, and 134,000 protective face shields, as The Bronx reels from coronavirus deaths.
The mayor, who has faced criticism for a lack of coronavirus testing in the Bronx, said he hoped a community-testing program could begin by week’s end. But that timeline is contingent upon the feds shipping much-needed kits to New York City.
Coronavirus tests are being heavily rationed across the Bronx, with low-income residents growing increasingly desperate for diagnosis and treatment in the city’s hardest hit borough.
The bodies of NYCHA tenants felled by coronavirus are routinely being found inside their Bronx apartments, as an acute shortage of COVID-19 testing and treatment continues to devastate low-income communities, tenant advocates told Bronx Justice News.
Half the USPS workforce or more in Kingsbridge has been absent each day amid the COVID-19 crisis, as staffers deal with quarantine and health care issues, child and elder care, pre-scheduled holiday time off, and other challenges, a spokeswoman said.
The Bronx youth jail is being used to house to all “symptomatic” child prisoners as part of the de Blasio administration’s consolidation plan.
Miguel Fuentes, Jr., the Bronxcare Health System president, earned roughly $2 million in compensation last year, even as the hospital failed to stock up on basic protective gear, a physician said.
All testing sites require an appointment, officials said, which can be made by calling 718-918-5700 or the Health Department Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
Bronx residents accounted for one in four coronavirus hospitalizations citywide, an analysis showed, and were dying at three times the rate of infected Manhattan residents.
Several parents fear their teenage children are being neglected at Horizon Juvenile Center amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has infected dozens of prisoners and corrections staffers across the five boroughs.
A total of 9,343 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Bronx, with 421 deaths confirmed, authorities said.
The attack happened on a city bus about 3 p.m. Saturday near West 166th Street, where the trio of 15-year olds yelled anti-Asian slurs at the 51-year-old victim, blaming her for the spread of COVID-19 as one of the girls struck her in her head with an umbrella, according to the NYPD.
The highest number of positive cases appeared to be recorded in the neighborhoods of Highbridge, Morrisania, Fordham, Bronx Park, Pelham, and Throgs Neck, according to city data.
Freda Ocran, 50, succumbed to the virus Saturday after after apparently becoming infected while treating sick New Yorkers at the public hospital.
The drive-up testing center will be located behind the Bay Plaza AMC Theater at 2210 Bartow Avenue in Co-Op City.
A 23-year veteran of the force, Cedric Dixon is the third NYPD employee to die from the virus, authorities said.
The Highbridge and Morrisania sections of the Bronx appear to account for the borough’s largest concentration of confirmed coronavirus infections—a wave of illness ravaging communities already struggling with high rates of poverty and HIV.
A veteran Bronx mailman died from coronavirus Wednesday, becoming the first federal postal carrier in New York City to succumb to COVID-19.
Health workers are racing to save virus-stricken patients in tents outside NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in the Bronx, as COVID-19 infections threaten to overwhelm New York City’s public hospital system.
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Tuesday said methadone clinics in New York can send stable patients home with 28-day supplies of the drug, and less stable ones with 14-day supplies.
Amid the continued spread of corona virus in New York City, officials announced the opening of three COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Bronx.
Monday marks the 13th anniversary of the killing of Randi Gorenberg, whose disappearance from a posh Boca Raton mall and ensuing murder remain one of South Florida’s most vexing unsolved cases.
With the city now seeing more coronavirus cases than any municipality in America, Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday said city hospitals are 10 days away from running out of life-saving equipment, including ventilators.
The worker’s infection marks the latest incident of the contagion spreading within New York City’s correction system.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s nonprofit organization is cutting at least $500,000 worth of checks to low-income families in New York City impacted by the coronavirus, with a focus on the working poor in the Bronx, Yang announced Friday.
A Rikers Island prisoner and city correction officer assigned to the jail have both tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the death of another virus-stricken DOC employee.
The coronavirus outbreak is spurring alarm among New York City’s addiction treatment workers and opioid-dependent patients, with long lines forming outside city methadone clinics, Naloxone reportedly more difficult to access, and group addiction therapy continuing in some facilities—despite the risk of contagion.
A Department of Correction investigator died from the coronavirus Sunday, officials said, fueling concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in New York City’s correction system.
The city worker, whose identity was not made public, works in the department’s Investigation Division at DOC headquarters in East Elmhurst.
The Bronx Hall of Justice’s civic plaza is at last partially open to the public, after a Bronx Justice News investigation revealed years of financial waste and construction delays at the controversial site.
A notorious Bronx drug market run out of a bakery was shut down, and 14 dealers who helped operate it arrested Wednesday, prosecutors said.
The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. on East 161st Street near Concourse Village West, the same block where DA’s headquarters and the Bronx Hall of Justice are located.
Angelica Jimenez was found unconscious with her head bludgeoned inside her living room at the Castle Hill Houses about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.
Rudolph Dunning, 25, died from stabs wounds suffered during a fight inside the Morris Avenue station in Soundview.
ICE has begun an operation targeting illegal immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities across the U.S., with agents stepping up surveillance in predominantly Latino neighborhoods—including parts of the Bronx, local immigration attorneys told Bronx Justice News.
Detectives have made two more arrests in the killing of 44-year-old Tamara Sinclair.
The NYCLU and Bronx Defenders sued the federal government this week, claiming ICE is unlawfully keeping thousands of New Yorkers jailed on non-criminal immigration offenses.
A Bronx man was indicted on multiple counts of attempted murder Wednesday for allegedly carrying out two ambush attacks on police in the 41st Precinct last month, authorities said.
A man has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally killing his girlfriend in Unionport Sunday night as part of a three-victim stabbing spree, police said.
An agreement forged by lawyers from the Legal Aid Society and the City expands access to homeless and runaway youth programs serving New Yorkers aged 16 to 20.
Reign Harney was arrested Thursday, two weeks after she and two other women allegedly beat up victim Tamara Sinclair, 43, for failing to let them into a locked TD Bank ATM vestibule.
A 17-year-old prisoner at Horizon Juvenile Center in the Bronx was the victim of “serious” abuse and neglect at the hands of facility staff—mistreatment that city and state officials are keeping hidden from public scrutiny, a Bronx Justice News investigation found.
Tamara Sinclair was assaulted Feb. 11 by a group of attackers at the Bank of America on the corner Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road, authorities said.
The facial recognition app, created by Clearview AI, has compiled more than 3 billion facial images from the Internet for use by private clients and government agencies, spurring dire warnings from civil rights and privacy advocates.
Brandon Almonte suffered fatal stab wounds to his neck inflicted by the 53-year-old co-worker, who was taken into custody by police
Owen Drain, 35, who federal prosecutors said also goes by the names “White Boy” and “Tommy, worked with an accomplice to lure the 30-year-old victim into a black SUV on Nov. 19 in Parkchester before training a gun on her, stealing her cell phones, and binding her hands and feet with zip ties, prosecutors said.
Dr. Bruce Weir, 76, a genome expert from New Zealand, replaces Dr. Dwight Adams, who stepped down from his post during the state DNA subcommittee’s November meeting.
Leonard Nieves, 33, said nothing as he entered B&A Gourmet Deli, on Brook Avenue at 137th Street in Mott Haven, and fatally shot Yehya Almontaser in his chest shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the NYPD.
A 20-year-old Bronx deli worker was fatally shot Tuesday when a fight broke out in his store—the second bodega worker murdered in the borough in less than a week, authorities said.
A member of one of the Bronx’s most powerful street gangs has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, closing out a violent era that saw his crew and two others terrorize the Mill Brook Houses, authorities said.
Recently filed tax records show Dr. Philip Ozuah, the new CEO of Montefiore Medicine, collected $13 million in early retirement money, bonus pay, and salary in 2018 alone.
Yehya Almontaser, a native of Yemen who had recently become a U.S. citizen, suffered two bullet wounds to his chest at B&A Gourmet Deli, on Brook Avenue at 137th Street in Mott Haven.
A City Council member representing the Bronx must pay a $5,000 fine for having an NYPD Deputy Chief fix her traffic ticket, according to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.
The victim, Rabia Bugum, 23, received stitches to her head and hand after the attack, which happened on a northbound No. 6 train at Brooke Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
A Bronx man was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday for his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilograms of heroin and fentanyl into Massachusetts from the Bronx and Dominican Republic, prosecutors said.
A 19-year-old man was indicted for murder and manslaughter Tuesday, accused of stabbing a 20-year-old victim to death in Fordham Heights last year, authorities said.
A new affordable housing complex, featuring 96 apartments for formerly homeless New Yorkers with special needs – as well as low-income people – is coming to Fordham Heights.
The accused shooter, Robert Williams, stormed the 41st Precinct station house on Longwood Avenue about 8 a.m. Sunday, emptying his clip inside and wounding Lt. Jose Gautreaux in his left arm, a police official said.
Michael Latimer of the Transit Bureau was off-duty when he and an accomplice allegedly entered an Allerton apartment shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, holding one or more guns on their target, authorities said.
Mott Haven families run the highest risk of economic insecurity, with kids in the neighborhood more than 18 times more likely to live in poverty than children in Greenwich Village, the report states.
Bronx residents are being urged to make use of a city program providing free fruits and vegetables, with steep cuts to the the U.S. government’s food stamp program looming.
Shameek Lilly, who lived with his family on White Plains Road, was carrying groceries home when someone shot him in his chest shortly after 9 p.m. Monday.
Julio Jimenez, 34, an 11-year-veteran of the police force, allegedly swiped appliances and other home goods from the business on Bruckner Boulevard around 4 p.m. Sunday, stuffing them in his coat before exiting.
Detectives are searching for two attackers involved in the shooting of a 19-year-old man at his Bronx home, authorities said.
A bill proposed in the state legislature would ban use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in New York—a move aimed at curbing the NYPD’s unregulated casework involving the controversial surveillance tool.
Teshawn Watkins, 27, was charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Police are investigating as suspicious the death of a 1-month-old baby boy found unresponsive inside his Bronx home Wednesday, authorities said.
Six people have been arrested in connection with a $7 million heroin and fentanyl distribution network operating out of a Kingsbridge apartment, authorities said.
NYCHA residents filed nearly 32,000 work orders to remove mildew from their apartments in the first months of 2019, with Bronx housing complexes registering some of the highest numbers of complaints, new data shows.
NYPD officers caught up with Hector Vazquez, 54, after they got a 911 call about a man with a gun on East 137th Street shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday.
A man riding the No. 4 train in the Bronx slashed another rider’s face Saturday after an argument broke out between the two, authorities said.
Christopher Padin, 27, allegedly carried out the fatal the Jan. 19 shooting of Matthew Jones outside a Creston Avenue apartment building, following a dispute over money, police said.
Edy Corneil was fatally shot about 4:50 a.m. Monday at Floridita, a 24-hour-restaurant on 206th Street, where he had been celebrating his 28th birthday with friends.
Five city vehicles in the South Bronx are being equipped with state-of-the-art sensors developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and will collect black-by-block data as they drive around the borough.
To gather data, researchers studied expecting mothers in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, including many participants who self-identified as African American or Dominican.
A celebratory MLK day basketball game between high school teams turned violent Monday when a spectator opened fire inside the iconic South Bronx gym, setting off panic in the crowd, authorities said.
The wounded victim was found shorty before 11:30 p.m. outside an apartment building at East 182nd Street and Creston Avenue.
The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is particularly vulnerable to downwind smog and air pollution. Asthma death rates in the Bronx are three times higher than the rest of the nation, research shows.
Ryan Chambers, 34, is charged with murder in the Jan. 1 killing of Rahkeem Jennings, who was found dead with bullet wounds to his head and neck inside his apartment at the Bronx River Houses.
The victim, Jason Parris, was seen arguing with his unidentified killer outside a Claremont liquor store Saturday night, police said.
Bronx County’s 5.7-percent wage growth ranked 15th among the nation’s 355 largest counties, federal data shows.
The Homeless Shelter Directory, a popular resource for people living on the streets, recently conducted a survey asking the homeless how they survive with little to no money. The number answer: the McDonald’s dollar menu.
New York City Housing Authority residents filed nearly 60,000 work orders to address roach and bedbug infestations during the first nine months of 2019 alone.
A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in his head in Claremont Saturday night, police said.
Detectives are running down leads in an attack that saw gunmen on motorcycles open fire on the Hells’ Angels Bronx clubhouse earlier this month — a shooting they hope to solve before the violence escalates, authorities said.
More than 50 residents were displaced by the flames and given temporary shelter by the Red Cross, authorities said.
The new shelters are part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Turning the Tide program, which aims to combat New York City’s homeless crisis.
Jaywalking laws are rarely enforced in New York City, but when they are, Hispanic and African-Americans living in the Bronx account for a disproportionate number of summons recipients, new data shows.
Dwayne Reid, 48, of Larchmont, carried out the execution-style shooting of Lamont Smith, 45, on the morning of May 21, 2014 in front of of PS 112 in Baychester, prosecutors said.
The NYPD is now legally required to crack down on placard abuse — a measure aimed at curbing years of rogue parking by city workers both active and retired, plus their families and friends.
Eileen Zelis Aria, 35, was ejected from a passenger bus traveling from New York City to Ohio on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday, authorities said.
Oliver Askia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his chest in front of Krystal Bar and Lounge on University Avenue in Morris Heights Nov. 30.
A Bronx property recently turned into an official Hell’s Angels clubhouse became a target of gun violence Thursday, fired upon by multiple shooters on motorcycles, authorities said.
Rahkeem Jennings was found dead with bullet wounds to his head and neck inside his apartment at the Bronx River Houses, police said.
Abu Conteh, 18, of the Bronx, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of murder, manslaughter and gang assault in the killing of Juan Fresnada, 60.
Gordon Allen, 61, was flying a Grumman American AA-5A when it crashed into a home about three miles south of College Park Airport.
Juan Fresnada, of Morrisania, was set upon by three assailants who stole $1 from him after pummeling him with punches and kicks, as well as a large trash can, according to police.
Devon McFarlane, 24, was gunned down near the intersection of East Burnside Avenue and Morris Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday, according to the NYPD.
A former Yonkers police detective pleaded guilty Friday to perjuring himself in a Bronx narcotics case, leading to an innocent Olinville man serving nearly five months in jail.
Police are trying to find the culprits behind a Christmas morning attack that left four people with stab wounds in Concourse Village.
Asun Thomas, 46, surrendered to NYPD detectives after police publicly released surveillance images showing him outside the victim’s building.
Luz Perez was found dead in her home at 519 E. 187th Street on Oct. 13, with trauma to her head and body, police said.
The program will be implemented at CUNY’s seven community colleges, including Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, during the fall and spring academic semesters.
ICE is asking federal immigration courts to reopen old, “administratively closed” cases against undocumented immigrants living in New York City, including some from the Bronx.
A 20-year-old man is clinging to life after being stabbed in his torso outside Bronx Community College Saturday, authorities said.
Candido Lizarro, 26, was indicted this week on charges including attempted murder, assault, and gun possession. Lizarro and his mother, Annette Spann, also face conspiracy and criminal solicitation charges.
Investigators are searching for a group of six young men responsible for attacking a 15-year-old boy in a Bronx subway station Saturday, leaving him with a stab wound to his chest and a knife slash to his elbow, authorities said.
A 16-year-old girl police initially believed kidnapped in the Bronx actually helped stage her own abduction, authorities said Tuesday.
A 16-year-old girl was snatched off a Bronx street by kidnappers Monday night as she walked beside her mother, setting off a massive manhunt across New York City, authorities said.
The Green Light NY Law makes New York the thirteenth state to grant licenses to residents who pass applicable driving tests, regardless of their immigration status.
A man pointing a fake gun at officers was critically wounded by police early Saturday, authorities said.
Worshipers at the Bangla Bazar Jame Masjid mosque on Odell Street had just finished morning prayers Tuesday when, surveillance footage shows, a man used a lighter to set trash on fire inside a garbage can outside the mosque, police said.
The Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism squad will gather and analyze intelligence in an effort to crush extremist plots like Tuesday’s anti-Semitic mass shooting at a Jersey City Kosher supermarket.
The city data, analyzed by Renthop.com, shows the communities of Mount Hope, Fordham South, Norwood, Williamsbridge-Olinville, Bedford Park-Fordham North, and Pelham Parkway tallied the most 311 complaints about heating problems at residential buildings.
An 18-year-old man is facing murder and manslaughter charges for fatally stabbing a romantic rival in Hunts Point Sunday, police said.
Gerardo Villano Juárez, 24, was found dead Thursday in the courtyard of his apartment building on Grand Concourse and East 178th Street in Mount Hope, just six weeks after his arrival in America.
The victim was seated on the bus bench in the 800 block of Melrose Avenue when the bullet struck him in his side about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
Dane Richardson, 36, is expected to be charged with two counts of murder, attempted criminally negligent homicide, weapon possession, and drug possession.
The new work requirements, part of a USDA rule change, will affect people between the ages of 18 and 49 who have not kids and are not disabled, government officials said.
Nearly 400 genetic profiles of victims and witnesses have been removed from New York City’s DNA identification index, a database that has come under scrutiny for what critics describe as illegal collection of genetic material, according to a new report.
Oliver Askia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his chest in front of Krystal Bar and Lounge on University Avenue in Morris Heights shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD.
The latest shooting happened around 2:10 p.m. Friday on East 166th Street near Union Avenue when a gunman stepped out a white BMW and opened fire, wounding the 25-year-old victim before driving off, according to the NYPD.
Police are searching for three men linked to a Bronx shooting that wounded five victims early Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.
The worst of the gunplay took place about 4 p.m. in Melrose where five people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy.
A drug crew leader who helped flood parts of the Bronx with cocaine and heroin, using murder and violence to prolong his reign for nearly two decades, was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison, authorities said.
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi sent a formal request to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting the audit, which would compel the city’s homeless service providers to open their books amid an alarming rise in homelessness in the Bronx and elsewhere.
Kashka Richards, 23, was shot in his head at the shop on 167th Street near Sheridan Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the NYPD.
Police believe Davacchie Cole, 17, shot Tory Barnes, 29, multiple times as he stood on West 176th Street near Walton Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
Investigators probing the 2007 Boca mall murders and abductions have pursued more than a dozen new leads this year – in addition to more than 20 fresh leads generated in 2018 – renewing hopes that some of South Florida’s most haunting crimes may yet be solved, Bronx Justice News has learned.
The three neighborhoods with the highest evection filing rates citywide were all in the Bronx: Highbridge/Concourse, Morrisania/Crotona, and Hunts Point/Longwood, according to a new report.
Stephon Brown, 19, and his brother were standing outside one of the housing project’s buildings on Randall Avenue when a black-clad gunman opened fire shortly after 9 p.m., according to the NYPD.
NYPD investigators said Sam Cross, 51, opened fire outside a Castle Hill strip mall in June 2018, killing Mustafa Tarver, 33, Christopher Alleyne, also 33, and Arileida Jimenez, 45, all from the Bronx.
A 29-year old man was shot to death, possibly in connection with a drug dispute, outside a Mount Hope building Friday, authorities said.
A pair of armed criminals carried out a brazen robbery at a Bronx recording studio Wednesday, getting away with thousands in cash and electronics before shooting a victim, authorities said.
The NYPD has for years maintained an illegal database containing the fingerprints of thousands of underage New Yorkers—many of whom were never convicted of any crime, the agency revealed to defense attorneys this week.
Builders recently began construction of a massive, mixed-use development at one of the Bronx’s most notorious former institutions: the violence-plagued Bridges Juvenile Center.
Jarmilla Brooks was unresponsive when NYPD officers visited her apartment Monday in response to a report of an unconscious person at the River Park Towers, according to police.
Thieves slipped into the multi-million dollar home of Don Ghermezian, CEO of Mall of America owner Triple Five Group, and stole more than two dozen handbags and pricey pieces of jewelry before getting away, police officials said.
The Legal Aid Society released a video Saturday of what they say is an illegal search of a Bronx man frequently subjected to unlawful stop-and-frisk searches by the NYPD.
Nearly 5,000 residents at the Bronx public housing complex spent Friday without any heat or hot water, on a day when temperatures in the borough were expected to dip into the 20s.
The teen was walking at Jerome and Fordham avenues when the armed mugger attacked him about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
Two days after a media report criticizing Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark for accepting campaign donations from the city’s jail guard union, her office announced the unsealing of an indictment against a correction officer who allegedly helped smuggle heroin onto Rikers Island.
Jose “Hov Goon” Rodriguez, 27, fatally shot Daquan Cooper, 23, in Parkchester on June 25, 2015, setting off a four-plus year investigation that culminated in his indictment Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
The 31-year-old gunshot victim died at the scene from wounds to his head and leg, while a 32-year-old man survived a gunshot wound to his leg, according to the NYPD.
Joey’s note to dad Philip Hauser was discovered among a trove of previously unreported documents exclusively obtained by Bronx Justice News as part of its investigation into the mall attacks—records that are shedding new light on the still-unsolved crimes.
The report found Hunts Point and Longwood have some of the highest rates of asthma diagnoses among children on Medicaid, as well as higher rates of home maintenance problems, exposure to cockroaches, and health care use related to childhood asthma.
The teen was standing outside a building on Creston Avenue near East 193rd Street shortly after 3 p.m. when the bullet struck him, according to the NYPD.
A woman is suing a Bronx Econo Lodge for allegedly ignoring sex trafficking at the hotel, allowing her to be prostituted there when she was just 10 years old.
The homeless children resided in shelters, lived with others due to loss of housing, or else lacked a fixed, adequate place to sleep in at night, according to new data.
The gunman fired the errant shots on Fox Street in Longwood about 5 p.m. Saturday, missing his apparent targets, according to the NYPD.
The jury’s guilty verdict against Anna Mendez is the fifth public disposition in the investigation of wide-ranging corruption at Tremont Crotona, Inc., and A&G Early Learn Community Network, two nonprofit day care centers in the Bronx.
The shooting followed a dispute between the victim and the unidentified assailant near Sheridan Avenue and 165th Street, according to the NYPD.
A proposed state law would require New York City to expunge all records stored in its municipal DNA identification index—a database that has come under scrutiny for what critics describe as illegal collection of genetic material.
Franklin Williams, 37, was killed inside the Robinson Deli & Grocery on Longwood Avenue in Woodstock about 1 p.m. Thursday, according to police.
Prosecutors say people will be able resolve quality-of-life summons warrants, learn about sealing old convictions, and get information about expunging marijuana possession convictions Saturday at Thessalonia Worship Center, 951 Rev. James A. Polite Avenue.
A Bronx man thought to have accidentally killed himself with an NYPD officer’s gun Easter morning was actually shot by the officer, who prosecutors criminally charged Tuesday, authorities said.
A bystander found Judy Guzman, 54, wrapped in a blanket with duct on West 183rd Street near Sedgwick Avenue in University Heights shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
A biotech entrepreneur is suing for access to Yankee Stadium, claiming she was denied entry to Thursday’s ALCS game because of her “romantic” social media relationship with Yankees slugger Brett Gardner, court records show.
Allan Feliz, 31, was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt, leading to a deadly struggle on Bainbridge Avenue.
A trove of records obtained by Bronx Justice News is shedding new light on a series of unsolved 2007 murders and abductions, revealing previously unknown details about detectives’ pursuit of the killer or killers, the lives of the victims, and security lapses at Town Center at Boca Raton mall in the lead-up to the crimes.
The work of a Virginia-based DNA testing company could wind up putting New Yorkers behind bars, but its plans for genetic testing in the Empire State are being kept from the public—and even the state’s own forensic science commission.
A 40-year-old woman was found stabbed to death at her Bronx apartment Sunday with her children still inside the residence, authorities said.
Johanna Pagan-Alomar, 45, was initially charged with assault, harassment, and obstructing government administration for allegedly accosting NYPD Officer Theresa Lustica.
Victor Mateo, 63, was busted in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and expected to be charged with the murder of his Noelia Mateo, who suffered terminal injuries in the Oct. 3 attack on Ellsworth Avenue.
The Bronx-based bookstore Boogie Down Books is partnering with Friends of Island Academy to promote the “Books to Jails” initiative: an effort get books into the hands of young people locked up at Horizon Juvenile Center in Mott Haven.
A Bronx 17-year-old is the youngest person to die from a mysterious respiratory disease apparently caused by vaping, officials said.
Randy Santos, 24, accused of bludgeoning four sleeping victims to death using a piece of heavy construction metal, lived in a vacant, three-story home at 691 East 183rd St. in the Bronx.
Rafael Hollis, 29, faces charges of murder, manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon and acting in a manner injurious to a child after allegedly killing James Cubille.
Rafael Hollis, 29, allegedly killed James Cubille, 25, with a bullet to the chest, police said.
Police are searching for a man who ran over his ex-wife with a car before slashing her to death with a machete Thursday, authorities said.
Enilies Calix, 19, was attacked by her 23-year-old boyfriend as the couple argued around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the HELP USA Bronx Morris community shelter on East 171st Street in Claremont, according to the NYPD.
The officer’s last words, as captured by a body camera, were: “He’s reaching for it! He’s reaching for it!” according to the NYPD. During the struggle, Mulkeen fired his service weapon at a suspect five times, and five NYPD officers standing nearby fired 10 additional shots.
Officer Brian Mulkeen was struck by bullets in his head, chest, and legs—all fired from his own gun as he wrestled a fleeing man, police said.
Authorities found the victim unconscious in the park with bullet wounds to his head, leg, and back shortly after midnight, according to the NYPD.
Neighborhood activists are fighting the city’s plan to build an affordable housing complex in the Bronx after local news outlets revealed campaign donations made by the complex’s developer to key borough officials, who later signed off on the project.
Shaquille Yorke, 25, is charged with murder, manslaughter and weapon possession in the killing of Kevin Barton, records show.
Police are investigating the fatal drug overdoses of three people in the Bronx and two others in Yonkers, all of which may be linked to the same batch of tainted cocaine, officials said.
Kevin Barton was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest outside a building on 162nd Street and Melrose Avenue in Morrisania, according to the NYPD.
A $30 million affordable and supportive housing development in Bedford Park has been completed, state officials said last week, creating 82 new apartments for low-income households, families at risk of homelessness, and adults with disabilities.
Troy George, 54, is charged with murder in the death of the 29-year-old beating victim, who suffered massive head trauma, authorities said.
Kenneth Smith, 51, was taken into custody at his Belmont residence Tuesday for allegedly killing Margarita Franco on April 2, 2017, as she spoke on her cell phone outside a Williamsbridge deli, according to police.
Michael McGrath, commanding officer of the NYPD Cadet Corps, was killed Monday morning when his motorcycle collided with a truck in Pelham Bay, authorities said.
Charles Votaw, 37, is charged with assault, concealment of a human corpse, and tampering with evidence in the death of the man, who was found inside a locked apartment at 2323 Creston Avenue, his body slashed and his ankles bound to his wrists with duct tape, officials said.
Authorities responding to reports of a foul odor Friday found a dead man tied up in a Bronx apartment, his body slashed and his ankles bound to his wrists with duct tape, officials said
Police responding to a report of a shooting in front of the Millbrook Houses found Tyshawn Green bleeding from a stab wound to his back in the 20o block of Saint Anns Avenue, according to the NYPD.
Eight months after the de Blasio administration missed a deadline for launching a 24-hour cash bail window in the Bronx Criminal Courthouse, the long-awaited payment center is finally open, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Authorities learned of the corpse from a caller who saw it being carried along the water near the Eastern Boulevard Bridge in Hunts Point.
Bronx District Atttorney Darcel Clark made an impassioned plea to New York State Senators Monday to provide $15 million in new few funding to her office—money she says is necessary if Bronx prosecutors are to properly carry out discovery reforms slated to take effect Jan. 1.
A calculating robber ripped off a mother and her 7-year-old daughter as they carried groceries into their Bronx apartment building last month, police said.
The NYPD on Thursday arrested Gregory Williams, 35, at his Bronx home for the Aug. 4 murder of Dwayne Buchanan, also of the Bronx, police said.
Three alleged gang members have been charged with murder, racketeering, and firearms offenses for their involvement in the slaying of a Bronx man, federal officials said.
New York City’s Planning Commission on Tuesday voted in favor of a plan that would replace the sprawling detention facilities on Rikers Island with new jails in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.
A Bronx man was charged with sex trafficking Tuesday for allegedly plying a woman with heroin, assaulting her, and using the drug to keep her chemically dependent after he forced her into the sex trade, authorities said.
A shoplifter wielding a hypodermic needle ripped off a Rite Aid store in the Bronx—after threatening a a clerk with his makeshift weapon, authorities said.
A 25-year-old man was brutally pistol-whipped and shot in his arm during a robbery caught on surveillance video in the Bronx, police said.
A new, state-of-the-art surveillance system is now active in the Northeast Bronx, with ten cameras recording large swaths of the area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, authorities said.
Authorities in the Bronx discovered more than $10 million worth of cocaine near the popular Hunts Point food markets, officials said.
Authorities are searching for the shooter and another man, who was riding beside the gunman when he opened fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on University Avenue in Fordham Manor.
In 2018, Bronx residents also had the highest rate of overdose death compared with all other boroughs. The rate increased by 9 percent from 31.4 per 100,000 residents in 2017 to 34.1 per 100,000 residents in 2018, according to the data compiled by New York City’s Department of Health.
A man was slain Sunday outside his family’s baptism party—shot in his back after emerging from the Church of the Holy Nativity on Bainbridge Avenue, officials said.
The gunshot victims, both in their early 40s, suffered serious wounds but are expected to recover.
A stray bullet struck Robert Griggs about 8 p.m. on July 24 as he played dominoes with friends in Concourse Village, authorities said.
The pastor, whose real name is not known to police, fled the area after the girl told her parents about the unwanted kisses on her face and mouth.
Detectives are investigating the stabbing of a Bronx livery driver during a wild street fight in University Heights.
Charlie McCall was found unconscious and unresponsive by her mother, according to officials. She was pronounced dead by doctors at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Nestor Ventura suffered multiple gunshot wounds on Commonwealth Avenue shortly before 4 a.m, according to police.
Research shows more than 26 percent of Bronx residents experience food insecurity—defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
One or more shooters opened fire and struck Jamarr Vestal, 31, who was found wounded on Hall Place near E. 165th St., a block from Horseshoe Playground, about 12:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Natasha Mar, of Brooklyn, was waiting at an MTA bus stop at Jerome and Bainbridge Avenues when Francisco Rosario, a suspected drunk driver, jumped the curb while traveling at about 70 miles per hour, according to the NYPD.
Kevin Dillard, 21, and Arnelle Branch, 17, were fatally wounded outside a Parkside Houses building in Allerton, according to the NYPD.
The victims, ages 17 and 21, were shot in their torso and neck, respectively, around 1:45 p.m. Sunday outside a Parkside Houses building in Allerton, according to the NYPD.
The attack happened Thursday night when three men jumped the teen near E. 163rd St. and Kelly St., according to the NYPD.
The 34-year-old victim was standing near Lafayette and Soundview avenues when the attacker knocked him off his feet about 8 p.m. Then he stabbed him repeatedly as as a group of frightened pedestrians ran from the the area, police said.
olice are searching for a tech-savvy trio who used Snapchat to lure unsuspecting victims to locations in the Bronx, where they robbed them at knifepoint, officials said.
Black men in America are two-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by law enforcement over their lifetime than white men, according to a new Rutgers-Newark study.
Mohammed Touray, 18, handed the pistol to cousin Omar Touray, 21, about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, having left a bullet in its chamber, according to the NYPD.
Jurors also convicted Jamil Fields, 56, of first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the July 2017 attack, which left a man with gunshot wounds to his head, arm, and torso.
A still unidentified gunman shot Edwin Monroig as he walked down East Tremont Avenue in Westchester Square about 9:50 p.m. on July 28, according to the NYPD.
A new affordable health care program took effect in the Bronx this week, with New York City now footing bills for medical services to uninsured borough residents—regardless of their citizenship status.
A Bronx woman used online obituaries to help her carry out a string of home burglaries—crimes committed while the occupants were out attending funerals, prosecutors said.
Police released surveillance footage of the shooter, who wounded the 34-year-old victim in the back of his head as he walked down East Tremont Avenue in Westchester Square, officials said.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office will vacate gravity knife convictions for those found guilty under a recently repealed state law, Bronx Justice News has learned.
As of Monday afternoon, the family of Juan Rodriguez had used their GoFundMe page to raise more than $37,000–over half of their $60,000 goal.
The 55-year-old inmate, who is locked up at the Manhattan Detention Complex, said in court papers filed in the Bronx last week that he’s due to be released soon and must “change my name as my present name is very well known.”
The father whose twin babies died after he said he forgot them inside his sweltering car in the Bronx was released on $100,000 bail Saturday.
Juan Rodriguez, 39, also faces manslaughter charges in the deaths of Mariza Rodriguez and his sister Phoenix. Rodriguez, a social worker, told investigators he left the infants in the backseat of his Honda Accord while he went to his job at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Kingsbridge.
Keyshawn Williams, 21, of 600 East 137th Street and Manuel Colon, 31, of 637 East 138 Street were acting on a personal beef when they allegedly exchanged gunfire in front of 600 East 137th Street on June 5.
The baby’s mother, Emily Ramirez, 23, left little Amelia Belle Perez in the bathtub of their Vyse Avenue apartment in the Murphy Houses about 6:30 p.m. on July 3, according to authorities.
Mark Willis, 52, suffered a stab wound to his chest before cops found him lying unconscious on Bronx Boulevard about 6 a.m. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Montefiore Medical Center.
Councilman Keith Powers on Monday called for the limiting or removal of deposit surcharges imposed on prisoners’ families in New York City.
The 161st Street Pharmacy in Melrose received enough pain pills to supply every Bronx resident with multiple doses—part of a wave of powerful painkillers that led to a surge in overdose deaths, new data shows.
Documents obtained by Bronx Justice News show money transfer companies are earning millions in surcharge fees from families of incarcerated New Yorkers, their profits boosted by a workaround of state laws meant to limit exorbitant fees.
A 45-year-old woman was found dead on the floor of a South Bronx homeless shelter Thursday morning, and detectives are investigating her death as suspicious, police said.
Ahvier Medina surrendered to the NYPD with his lawyer Tuesday after authorities released his surveillance photo in connection with the July 14 death of Mohammad Zafrullah, 65, according to an NYPD official.
The NYPD is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the attacker, whose likeness was captured in a police sketch distributed to the public Wednesday.
Terrance Caudle, 30, is a person of interest in the June 30 killing of O’Brian Maxwell, also 30, who was found dead in the stairwell of his apartment building on White Plains Road, according to the NYPD.
Mohammad Zafrullah, 65, exited his cab and ran after a customer who didn’t pay him in Soundview, but he failed to put the vehicle in park, according to the NYPD.
The July 2 assault happened on an eastbound BX36 bus as it traversed East 180th Street near 3rd Avenue about 11 p.m., according to the NYPD.
Cindi Olivo, 33, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in her Bronx apartment Friday, after a 911 caller reported a foul odor coming from inside, police said.
Authorities found Monreux Mercado unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday inside a Webster Avenue apartment after someone called 911, authorities said.
An argument broke out between the two women, during which the attacker allegedly removed the 54-year-old victim’s contractor helmet and slammed it into her face while making anti-Hispanic statements, police said
The Department of Health expects to approve licenses for Parabon— a Virginia-based company that markets forensic genealogical testing and consultant work to law enforcement—as well as a separate lab that handles most of Parabon’s DNA samples, once all required documentation is reviewed, state officials said.
Bronx Councilwoman Inez Barron last month introduced a resolution that would limit the playing of profane and explicit songs on popular New York City hip-hop stations between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.—the hours when children are likeliest to tune in.
NYPD officers saw the motorist driving recklessly on Hunts Point Avenue near Bruckner Boulevard shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, police said. When they tried to pull the car over, the driver fled and struck two vehicles, including a police car, authorities said.
A 44-year-old man was found shot to death in the bedroom of his University Heights apartment Friday, police said.
The 27-year-old was more than nine months pregnant when arrested, and due to give birth any time. After a stay in jail, officers brought her to Montefiore and chained her to her hospital bed, using metal handcuffs and leg shackles.
Jose Bermudez pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in 2013 and received a sentence of 3½ years imprisonment. The state Appellate Division’s First Department reversed that conviction on June 25.
A Bronx-born Navy veteran sentenced to 25 years in a Kuwait prison after his conviction on marijuana-related charges saw his sentence reduced to four years this week by a Kuwaiti appellate court, according to family and friends of the prisoner.
Authorities found Kiro Carter unconscious inside an Audi on Anderson Avenue in Highbridge, with life-threatening injuries to his head and torso, according to the NYPD.
More than 200 gallons of the likely carcinogenic weed killer glysophate was sprayed inside New York City parks last year—including 23 gallons used in 20 Bronx green spaces frequented by children, according to new data obtained by Bronx Justice News.
The Bronx experienced a near record low number of homicides through the first six months of the year—part of a dramatic decrease in murder totals citywide, NYPD data shows.
A formerly homeless Bronx woman was illegally stripped of her Section 8 housing subsidy—and now faces eviction—after the city refused to accept documents showing she still qualifies for the voucher, a new lawsuit claims.
Police on Sunday arrested a man they believe stabbed a 5-year old boy in his back as the child walked through West Farms with his mother, authorities said.
Alberto DeJesus, 22, was cut down by multiple bullets in the Avenue St. John building around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Police are searching for the gunman who killed a 33-year-old man outside the Webster Houses in Morrisania Friday, after they took another suspect linked to the shooting into custody, authorities said.
Borough-wide, nearly 29 percent of residents lack a high school diploma—more than any other borough, according to the report. The Bronx also has the highest unemployment rate in the city at 11.6 percent, researchers found.
Kevin Preiss, 53, was found with a fatal gunshot wound after turning a gun on himself on his front porch in Nassau County, officials said.
People who paid or incurred burial costs for a crime victim may now be eligible for up to $6,000 total from the state’s Office of Victim Services for expenses including funeral services, burial plot, the deceased’s burial clothes, clergy fees, transportation costs for the deceased, obituaries, and church fees for religious services and flowers.
A Bronx man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly slashing the throats of his 12-year-old son and 18-year-old stepdaughter inside the family’s Kingsbridge apartment, prosecutors said.
The DOI probe, now officially underway, marks the first time a government agency has investigated the troubled courthouse on East 161st Street, which opened three years behind schedule, ran $100 million over budget, and spurred a host of lawsuits involving more than 30 parties, from architects and engineers to construction contractors and state agencies.
A bicycle-riding gunman wounded three people in Concourse Village Sunday—the latest in a string of shootings perpetrated by attackers who used bikes or motorcycles to help carry out their crimes.
The Bronx’s opioid scourge hit home for the district attorney’s office last week when a DA paralegal accidentally dropped more than three dozen baggies of heroin and crack cocaine in the lobby of office headquarters on East 161st Street, according to court records and authorities.
President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was delaying a series of planned ICE raids expected to target illegal immigrant families—enforcement operations that sent fear across Latinx communities nationwide, including the Bronx.
Bronx immigrant families and advocates were gearing up for a series of reported ICE raids expected to begin in cities across America Sunday morning.
Raheem Simon, 29, fatally shot Jared Jones, 23, in front of 928 Intervale Avenue, as he stood outside a party, prosecutors said.
Temar Bishop, 23, who police charged with assault with a weapon as a hate crime—along with rape, predatory sex assault, attempted murder, and other crimes—is accused of punching, kicking, and raping the 20-year-old victim on the roof of his apartment building on Alexander Avenue in Mott Haven on June 1, records show.
By Kevin Deutsch email@example.com The Bronx District Attorney’s Office last year had the lowest percentage of violent felony convictions among city prosecutors, securing sentences for […]
The killer carried out the attack on his 60-year old uncle inside a home on East 220th Street shortly after 8:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Linda Manigault, 34, and daughter Heaven Ross were found suffocated inside their Belmont apartment Saturday around 1:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.
Guzman, an aspiring police detective who participated in the NYPD Explorers program, was dragged out of a local bodega by his killers, who set upon him with knives and a machete in June 2018.
The room Acosta is being held it at the Kuwaiti men’s prison appears to be filled with filth, rotting food, and soiled blankets and clothes, its walls lined with dirty newspapers. A moldy sink, in-floor toilet, and tiles appear in several photos, capturing what appears to be a washing and bathroom.
Nicodemus Acosta, 30, a Computer System Support Specialist with Alaska-based Vista Defense Technologies, had been working in Kuwait for almost four years when the national police arrested him in August on charges of drug use and distribution, after allegedly seizing about 1.75 pounds of marijuana authorities said belonged to him.
Claudius English sex trafficked multiple minor victims out of his Bronx apartment, using the Internet to find, recruit, and lure children there, prosecutors said. Inside, he photographed them in sexually suggestive poses before sending off the photographs to his “clients.”
The 24-year-old victim was found outside St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven shortly after 9 p.m., with two severe stab wounds to his torso, police said.