22-Year-Old Killed by Colleague at Bronx Jeep Dealership

By Kevin Deutsch
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A 22-year-old employee at a Riverdale Jeep dealership was fatally stabbed by his colleague during a fight Monday, police said.

Brandon Almonte suffered fatal stab wounds to the neck inflicted by his 53-year-old co-worker, Jose Almodovar of Morris Heights.

Almodovar was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon, authorities said.

The fight between the men started about 4:30 p.m. inside the dealership, located on the corner of Broadway and West 240th Street, according to the NYPD.

Paramedics rushed Almonte to New York-Presbyterian Allen Pavilion Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police did not immediately provide a motive for the stabbing.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.