Homeless Man Charged in Bronx Murder

By Eric Klein 
eklein@bronxjusticenews.com

A homeless man has been charged with murder in the killing of a 23-year-old in the Bronx earlier this week, police said.

Christopher Padin, 27, allegedly carried out the fatal Jan. 19 shooting of Matthew Jones outside a Creston Avenue apartment building, following a dispute over money, according to the NYPD.

Paramedics rushed Jones to St. Barnabas Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Padin’s 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.