Staten Island man takes fatal bullet to back in the Bronx

Bronx shooting
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Bronx detectives are looking for the shooter who gunned down a Staten Island man following a dispute early Saturday morning.

Police said Jordan Rodriguez, 28, of Winter Avenue in New Brighton took a bullet to his back following the argument near the corner of 3rd Avenue and East 163rd Street in Melrose at about 3:14 a.m. on July 31.

According to law enforcement sources, Rodriguez got into an argument with an unknown individual, who later shot him. The motive for the dispute remains unknown at this time.

After firing the fatal bullet, cops said, the shooter fled the scene on foot northbound along 3rd Avenue.

Officers from the 42nd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about an assault at the location, found Rodriguez wounded upon arrival. EMS rushed him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said.

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