Man in custody after woman is found in Bronx apartment with slashed throat (UPDATED)


A man is in custody after his girlfriend was found with her throat slashed in a Bronx apartment.

According to police, at 7 a.m. on Feb. 24 officers responded to a 911 call regarding an assault inside an apartment at 2091 Arthur Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers found 24-year-old Denise Caamano inside the bedroom, unconscious and unresponsive, with a slash wound to her throat.

Paramedics rushed to the location and declared the victim dead at the scene. 

Israel Flores, 27, was also found at the scene with a slash wound to his throat and was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital in stable condition. He was later taken into custody and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. A box cutter was recovered at the scene.

A spokesperson for the NYPD stated that the incident took place during a domestic dispute and Caamano and Flores were in a relationship and lived together in the apartment. The investigation is ongoing.

Updated at 9:13 a.m. on Feb. 25.