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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bronx Crime Watch

Grand Ave. Shooting
Police are asking for help finding the gunman responsible for opening fire on a crowd last Friday night in Fordham Heights, injuring three people, including a 5-year-old boy. The incident took place on June 10, on the sidewalk in front of 2395 Grand Avenue, when the man fired several times at the group, hitting the boy as well as a 30-year-old man and 32-year-old woman. All three victims were treated at St. Barnabas Hospital and later released.

The suspect (shown in video, above) is described as a black male with braided hair between the ages of 25 and 30, around six feet tall and 160 pounds.

Woman Found Unconscious, Dies
Police are seeking the person responsible for killing a 51-year-old woman, who was found unconscious on the kitchen floor of an apartment at 1042 E. 227th Street, in Edenwald. The victim was discovered by officers responding to a 911 call, and was later pronounced dead at Jacobi Hospital. She had suffered head trauma; autopsy results are pending. So far, there have been no arrests.

Man Wanted in Two Assaults
The man pictured in the grainy photo to the right is believed to have sexually assaulted one woman and robbed another on Sunday morning; he is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 25, around 190 pounds.

At around 8 a.m. Sunday, a 42-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the stairwell of an apartment building, Tinton Avenue and East 163 Street as she attempted to board the elevator. About 45 minutes later, a 17-year-old girl was robbed several blocks away.

Anyone with information related to the above incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


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