Bronx man shot dead near apartment building; suspect at large, police say

Police at crime scene
File photo/Lloyd Mitchell

The suspect who shot a man dead in the Bronx early on Saturday morning remains at large, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the deadly gun violence erupted at about 2:38 a.m. on Sept. 2 in front of an apartment building at 1070 Elder Ave. in Soundview. 

Officers from the 43rd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call regarding shots fired at the location, found the victim, 24-year-old Henry Reyes of Elder Avenue, shot in the chest.

EMS rushed Reyes to Jacobi Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown and under investigation, police sources said. 

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said. Cops are looking for a potential person of interest who was seen fleeing inside a blue Jeep Wrangler traveling northbound on Elder Avenue shortly after the shots were fired.

The 43rd Precinct had seen nine homicides year-to-date through Aug. 27, according to the most recent CompStat report, up from three reported at the same point in 2022. Shooting incidents and victims, however, have decreased so far in 2023.

Anyone with information regarding Saturday’s shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.