Police apprehended a Bronx man on Saturday accused of carrying out a triple shooting that left his girlfriend dead and her two young sons wounded.
Rosvin Mejia Castillo, 37, allegedly shot and killed his lover, Saida Bonilla Mejia, 40, during the bloodshed that occurred at about 5:13 a.m. on Feb. 10 inside of an apartment building at 226 East 203rd St. in Kingsbridge Heights.
Officers from the 52nd Precinct, in responding to a 911 call about the incident, found Bonilla Mejia shot multiple times in the upper torso. EMS rushed her to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead; police have withheld her identity, pending family notification.
Police also located at the scene her two sons, both of whom were shot: a 16-year-old boy wounded in the buttocks and an 8-year-old boy who took a bullet to his left arm.
Paramedics brought the 16-year-old to St. Barnabas Hospital, and the 8-year-old to Jacobi Hospital. Both were listed in stable condition, police reported.
The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unknown and under investigation, police said. Sources familiar with the case said early on that Mejia Castillo had identified as the prime suspect in the apparently fatal case of domestic violence.
Police tracked the suspect down on Saturday and, following questioning, charged him with murder, attempted murder, assault, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.
The incident was the 52nd Precinct’s first reported homicide of 2024, based upon the most recent CompStat report.
If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, call the NYC Domestic Violence hotline at 800-621-HOPE.
Updated on Feb. 11 at 8:47 a.m.