Bronx Man Charged in Murder of 29-Year-Old

By Sasha Gonzales
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Police arrested a man for murder Tuesday after a 29-year-old victim was fatally shot inside his Morrisania apartment, authorities said.

Authorities responding to Shaquille Yorke’s residence at East 162nd¬†Street and Melrose Avenue found Kevin Barton, of Wakefield, wounded with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest about 8:40 p.m., according to the NYPD.

Barton was pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital a short time later.

Yorke, 25, is charged with murder, manslaughter and weapon possession, records show. He was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court.

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