Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Police make arrests in 2 unrelated homicides

Police make arrests in 2 unrelated homicides
Suspects charged in October nightclub killing

By David Greene

BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 12- Detectives in the North Bronx had a busy week, quickly solving two homicides that occurred on the same day as well as charging two suspects in last month's nightclub homicide in Fordham.

Officers from the 52nd Precinct responded to a 911 call of a male shot at a house party at just after midnight on November 2, inside of 2316 Loring Place North in University Heights.

The victim was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Police would later identify the victim as 19-year-old Jordany Correa of nearby Morris Avenue.

Police say a witness to the killing found a photo of the suspect on the social media website Facebook, investigators ran the photo through the NYPD's facial-recognition software and came up with the suspects name.

On November 4, detectives announced the arrest of Carlos Ramirez, 19, of Claflin Avenue. Ramirez was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

On the afternoon of November 2, police were called to the Grand Concourse Motel, located at 2327 Grand Concourse and discovered the victim, Richard Rivera, 45, stabbed several times in the torso in the building's stairway at 5:30 p.m.

Paramedics rushed Rivera to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Police quickly arrested neighbor Eddie Davis, 53, who is facing
murder, manslaughter and weapons possession charges. Investigators offered no motive for the killing.

On November 3, police announced the arrest of two men, charged in the wild nightclub brawl in Fordham that left one man dead and five others wounded.

Officials said that the October 5 brawl broke out inside the Xtreme Lounge on Valentine Avenue and spilled onto the street and involved a gun, a knife and a baseball bat.

Detectives charged Zaire Bansey, 19, of Castle Hill and Peter Hajdari, 18, of Westchester Square with murder, manslaughter and weapons possession charges in the death of Dennis Rodriguez, 24, of Mott Haven.

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