A 42-year-old man was found dead with head wounds near the shoreline of the Hudson River Wednesday and cops have nabbed the alleged perpetrator, authorities said.
Police received a call at around 5 p.m. that a man was in the Hudson River in the vicinity of West 158th Street and Riverside Drive and needed aid. When cops arrived, they discovered the 42-year-old unconscious and unresponsive in the water with head trauma.
FDNY Marine Units pulled the man from the water and EMS responded to the location and transported the man to Mount Sinai Morningside, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim, who police have not yet named pending family notification, was allegedly killed by a 19-year-old man following a dispute that escalated into a fight, cops said.
The 19-year-old, identified as Miguel Cortez of the Bronx, allegedly struck the victim in the head with a rock, causing him to fall into the water, police said.
Cortez was taken into custody and charged with murder.