Arrest Made in Killing of Bronx Teen James Solano

By Sasha Gonzales 
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com

A man has been charged with the killing of 16-year-old James Solano, authorities said.

Marquis Beckford, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Solano in his neck outside a Morrisania deli last Wednesday, authorities said.

Solano was struck by gunfire outside the King Deli and Grocery on Boston Road before staggering inside the store, according to the NYPD.

A gunman wearing a white mask had walked up to the teen moments earlier, communicating with him before opening fire, surveillance video shows.

The NYPD said that gunman is Beckford.

He is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon, authorities said.

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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.