Suspected Bronx road rage incident leaves man dead: cops

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A man was stabbed to death near 1809 Phelan Place in the Bronx on July 2, 2024.
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Bronx detectives are investigating a possible road rage incident on Tuesday night that left a man dead.

Police said a man and woman were each driving their cars when they got into a collision on July 2 at around 4:28 p.m. near 1809 Phelan Place in Morris Heights. Each driver then exited their respective vehicles and began arguing with each other, authorities said.

According to law enforcement sources, the woman then called a man over to the scene, who began arguing with the male driver and bystanders.

A physical fight ensued, and it was then that another man, 29-year-old Ronald Gomez-Mesa of 20 Richman Plaza in the Bronx, was stabbed in the chest, though police could not confirm what his role in the argument was. 

Officers from the 46th Precinct arrived on scene. EMS rushed the bloodied Gomez-Mesa to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No weapons were found at the scene, and so far, no arrests have been made. The investigation remains ongoing. 

Anyone with information regarding the attack 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 X (formerly Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.