MT. EDEN, the Bronx — New surveillance video was released of a man police are searching for connection with a shooting that left a popular college student dead in the Bronx.
The video was released Saturday morning, a week after 19-year old Joseph Jimenez was fatally shot in the head at the corner of Walton Avenue and Rockwood Street in the Mount Eden section.
He was walking to his girlfriend’s apartment on Oct. 15 around 11 p.m. when the shooting happened. A 21-year-old man was also show and is recovering from a bullet wound in the leg.
The man police are searching for is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s. He can be seen in surveillance video obtained by police and released to the public.
It’s not clear who the shooter or shooters were targeting.
“I want justice,” said Miledy Jimenez, the victim’s heartsick mother. “My son was the best, the best friend, the best everything, the best son.”
She did not recognize the man in the video who authorities describe as Hispanic, in his late teens or early twenties.
Jimenez was a sophomore at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, where he was studying criminal justice, and he was a high school basketball star.
A picture posted on one of two makeshift memorials in his memory, shows him feeding the homeless.
If you have any information related to these incidents, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.