Bronx, NY


Driver arrested for fatal hit and run on Henry Hudson Parkway: NYPD

A Bronx driver has been arrested for mowing down a man crossing the Henry Hudson Parkway during a daylight hit-and-run, cops said Friday. Police tracked down and arrested Luis Acosta on Thursday — about 11 days after he fatally struck Victor Jose Benitez on May 8. Benitez, 23, had run across the south-bound side of the Henry Hudson Parkway near W. 153rd St. in Washington Heights about 2:30 ...

20-year-old shot dead in broad daylight during motorcycle sale: cops

A 20-year-old man was shot dead in broad daylight during a motorcycle sale in the Bronx, cops said.  The victim – who drove down from Rockland County with three other men to buy a Kawasaki motorcycle they found on Facebook Marketplace – was shot in the head at East 144th and Exterior streets in Mott Haven around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. The man, whose name has not been released pending family notification, was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  Police are looking for four suspects in connection to the deadly shooting. No arrests have been made. A gun was recovered at the scene. The incident comes two days after innocent 11-year-old Kyhara Tay was fatally shot in broad daylight by a gunman on a moped in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx, cops said.  The NYPD’s latest crime statistics, last updated on Sunday, show that all seven of the major crime categories are up in the Bronx so far this year, compared to 2021.

Woman charged with murder in fatal Bronx gas station shooting: NYPD

NEW YORK (PIX11)—  A woman is accused of fatally shooting a man at a Bronx gas station last year, authorities said Thursday. Melissa Bell, 32, of the Bronx, was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the Sept. 4, 2021, incident, police said. The shooting happened at the Shell […]

Bronx woman with no criminal history charged with murder for September bar fight shooting

A woman with no criminal history has been charged with murder for a September shooting that stemmed from a Bronx bar fight, police said Thursday. Melissa Bell, 32, was nabbed Wednesday and charged with murder, manslaughter and gun possession in the Sept. 4 shooting. Her accomplice is still being sought. The shooting stemmed from an argument inside a bar that spilled out onto the street ...

Distraught father of slain 11-year-old cries out in pain at memorial: ‘Who’s next?’

The inconsolable father of an 11-year-old girl who was gunned down by a stray bullet in the Bronx this week cried out in pain and anger at a memorial Wednesday — asking repeatedly, “Who’s next?” “My baby’s dead, that’s what I gotta say,” Sokpini Tay said during a heart-wrenching outburst at the remembrance event outside the nail salon where young Kyhara Tay was killed Monday. “Who’s next? Before we do anything, before we say anything, who’s next?” he shouted through tears. “My daughter would’ve said. If she knew who did it she would have talked, she would have found out who did...

Police seek suspect who sexually assaulted 14-year-old boy, 19-year-old man in the Bronx

NEW YORK - Police want your help finding a man they say sexually assaulted a boy and a young man in the Bronx this month. The first incident took place on May 1 at 11:20 p.m. near Eastchester Road and Burke Avenue. Police say the suspect approached a 19-year-old man and pulled out a knife. He then demanded the victim's phone, and forced him to perform a sex act. The victim resisted, and the suspect took off, police said. The second incident took place on May 14 at around 4 p.m. near East 229th Street and Schieffelin Place. This time, the target was a 14-year-old boy. Again, the suspect pulled out a knife, stole the victim's phone, and then sexually assaulted the victim, who was hospitalized in stable condition. Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.  

How to zipline across the Bronx River

Looking for something fun and adventurous to do in the Bronx? Grab some friends and head to the Bronx Zoo for an afternoon of climbing and zipping along the trees at the Bronx Zoo’s Treetop Adventure. I recently visited with some friends for the Climb & Zip experience- an aerial ropes course along with a 400 foot zipline ride across the Bronx River and back.

Ex-college hoopster, gal pal found in burning car in Bronx had both been fatally shot before blaze

The charred bodies found in a burning car at a Bronx golf course Monday were identified Wednesday as a college basketball player and his gal pal — and cops said they had both been fatally shot before the vehicle was set alight. Jesse Parrilla, a 19-year-old hoopster from the Bronx who played at Genesee Community College in upstate New York, and Nikki Huang were found in the burned car on Shore Road near the Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course around 4:15 a.m. on Monday, law enforcement sources said. The pair were so badly charred that cops initially could not identify them or even tell their gender until Wednesday. Sources said the car was registered to Parrilla’s mother, Michelle Morales, and registered at the Lower East Side apartment where they live. Huang was shot in the head and Parrilla in the chest before the car was set ablaze. Police have not released a motive for the shootings nor identified a suspect. Parilla, a 6-foot guard, averaged 4.6 points per game in the 2018-2019 season at the college, which is in update Batavia, the school’s home page said.