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.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.