José Chávez, a 21-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of killing Rafael Jiménez in broad daylight in the Bronx (NYC), a man who had been released from prison on parole six months earlier.
Chavez became the second arrested and accused of homicide, after a fifteen-year-old arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Jimenez, 29, who was shot shortly before 11:30 a.m. June 7 on Walton Ave., near E. 183rd St.
The teen’s name was not released due to his age, but he was also charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, according to Daily News. Police had previously said that three men got out of a car and walked towards Jiménez and one of them shot him in the head.
Paramedics took Jiménez to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died shortly after. three days later the teenager went to the 47th district police station with his mother after seeing his photo posted as a suspect in connection with a series of 32 robberies in the Bronx and Manhattan. He had no criminal record and was not immediately charged with Jimenez’s murder, but detectives were later able to link him.
Jimenez had at least four prior arrests, including one for attempted murder by hitting another man with a chunk of concrete in Brooklyn in 2014. He served more than six years in prison for felony assault and was paroled on Jan. 6. The motive for his murder is unclear.
In a similar case, in May A 22-year-old man who was out on bail after surviving a shooting last September was shot twice to death. on the head near the Yankee Stadium, Also in the Bronx.