Yesterday, less than a week after the Bronx District Attorney announced that manslaughter charges against Enger Javier would be dropped, a judge formally threw the charges out. Javier, who has long maintained his innocence, spent two years in Rikers Island for the alleged killing, and two more on house arrest.
A Bronx teenager who fell from the roof of a six-story apartment building on Thursday while trying to evade police officers died of his injuries at St. Barnabas Hospital on Saturday, the New York Times reports. Seventeen-year-old Hakeem Kuta was born in Ghana and moved to New York a few years ago with his family.
The NYPD are seeking seven people for their involvement in a brawl inside 1253 Deli in the Bronx, where three people were injured, with two suffering stab wounds. Police released surveillance footage of the battle Monday.
Armando Bigo, a second grader, was struck by a stray bullet while in Papa Yali's Deli last night. The footage shows Armando browsing the chips selection when he was hit in the upper chest/shoulder area. According to his mother, who was in the store as well, he is recovering at Jacobi Medical Center, where doctors are treating him for a punctur lung, a fractured rib, and an injured spinal cord. No one else was injured in the shooting.
After being stabbed in the side with a butcher knife, a 58-year-old parking garage attendant in the Bronx fended off two armed attackers with an apple. The surveillance video shows two younger men threatening the attendant, who happened to be holding an apple at the time. (By color, I would guess it is a Gala. Jonagold, Fuji, and Honeycrisp are also possibilities.) As the knife-wielding assailant lunges at our frugivorous hero, he flings his snack at his attacker, then shoves the thug out the door.