Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another Bloody Week

Another Bloody Week
(A paramedic tends to one of two wounded men who were shot along East 204 Street in Norwood.-
-Photo by Steve Smith)

3 Dead, 4 Wounded After Another Deadly Week Across the Borough

By David Greene

BRONX, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 22- At least three men are dead and several others were wounded and are recovering after a week of violent, unrelated incidents across the borough.

Sometime after 11 p.m., on Wednesday, October 15, police officers from the 52nd Precinct were called to the scene where two people were shot at Decatur Avenue and East 204 Street in Norwood. Both men were expected to recover.

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 16, police at the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven were called to Lozada Playground on East 135 Street, where a 50-year-old man was discovered lying face up with multiple stab wounds to the head and chest. He died a short time later at Lincoln Hospital.

Police have not yet released the name of the victim and continue to hunt for the man's killer.

Police in the Soundview section were called to the El Carbonocito Restaurant on Watson Avenue at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, after a patron involved in a dispute reportedly pulled out a machete from inside an umbrella and began hacking his victim.

The unidentified victim was slashed in the neck, back and shoulder and was rushed to Jacobi Hospital in "likely to die" condition. The victim has since been upgraded to “stable."

Detectives would release surveillance video of the assailant, who is described as a Hispanic male, 5 foot 7 and wearing a white T-shirt and a NY Yankees baseball cap. The individual also had a large tattoo on his right arm.

At just before Midnight on Saturday, October 18, cops in the 48th Precinct were called to a disturbance at 2052 Mapes Avenue in the Tremont section, where they discovered a 26-year-old man stabbed multiple times in the torso, just inside the building's lobby.

The victim, who was later identified by police as Angel Mejias, expired from his injuries six-hours later at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Police say a 19-year-old male surrendered to police a short time later in connection with the incident. One published report stated that Mejias had a long standing feud with his assailant.

At 1:40 a.m. Saturday officers in Longwood were called to 775 Fox Street where they discovered 46 year-old stabbing victim Regino Montero of nearby Tiffany Street. Montero died a short time later at Lincoln Hospital.

Police say Montero, a retired member of the U.S. Army, was involved in a dispute with a group of men, when one of the assailants plunged a knife into his stomach.

Police have since released surveillance video of the suspect showing a man wearing blue jeans, a black sweatshirt with white writing and a baseball cap.

Less than 20 minutes later, police in University Heights were called to Burnside Avenue and Andrews Avenue where officers from the 46th Precinct discovered a male victim who had been shot in the torso and leg.

Police say the 23-year-old victim was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Anyone with any information on any of the incidents is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls remain confidential.   

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