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  • Arrest made in Bronx stairwell shooting death of 21-year-old aspiring model

    MORRISANIA, the Bronx — An arrest has been made in the death of a 21-year-old aspiring model who was shot and killed in a Bronx public housing stairwell Monday night, according to the NYPD. Davaughn Johnson, 22, of Tinton Avenue, is charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. The shooting happened at the Forest Houses on Tinton Avenue. Aaliyah Alder, 21, was found around 10:40 p.m. with a gunshot wound to her head inside the stairwell on the eighth floor, police […]

  • Backseat passenger reaches out to mother of slain Brooklyn rapper to talk about final moments

    BROOKLYN — This week marks the fourth anniversary of the execution-style murder of an “up and coming” Brooklyn rapper and former Franklin Roosevelt High School star basketball player. Now, his mother tells PIX11 News the passenger who was in the backseat during the murder has reached out to talk about her son’s final moments. The passenger told her, “he tried to say something. But he couldn’t. I closed his eyes.” Kenneth ‘Nu Money” Casilla, who commuted between New York and Miami hoping to […]

  • 1 teen dead, 1 critical after falling from roof of Brooklyn building

    BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — One teen is dead and another is in critical condition after falling from a building in Brooklyn Friday evening, according to the FDNY. It happened at 5:32 p.m. at a building on Grove Street in Bushwick. The teen boys were taken to the hospital where the 13-year-old was pronounced deceased and the other remains in critical condition. The teenage boy has been identified as Rame Pierre-Louis of Brooklyn. Neighbors in the area told PIX11 they heard a “thud.” NYPD […]

  • Trump blames Dems for not supporting troubled health care bill, predicts Obamacare will ‘explode’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican leaders abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor Friday afternoon, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. President Trump spoke Friday blaming Democrats for not supporting the bill and said he would be ‘open’ to tackling health care again if ‘Obamacare’ law implodes. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in response said, “We’ll take credit for that.” Pelosi mocked House Republicans for failing to […]

  • Teen rescued after plunging through ice on Central Park pond

    CENTRAL PARK — A 15-year-old boy was rescued by officers after plunging through the ice on a pond in Central Park Monday afternoon. It happened around 1:13 p.m. at Swan Lake in southeast corner of Central Park. Police say the teen was walking across the ice when he fell through. Two quick thinking officers with the Counter Terrorism Unit who were nearby raced to the scene with rescue ladders and made their way onto the ice to rescue the teen […]

  • Grandson arrested in death of woman found wrapped in sheet outside Crown Heights home

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his grandmother, whose body was found wrapped in a bedsheet on the ground outside a home in Brooklyn Thursday, police said. Barry James, 32, of Brooklyn, faces a charge of second-degree murder, police said Thursday evening. A passerby found the body of Joyce Spears shortly before 2 a.m. on Union Street near Troy Avenue, police said. That person called 911 and when first responders arrived, they […]

  • 1-year-old in stroller fatally struck by pickup truck in East Elmhurst, Queens

    EAST ELMHURST, Queens — A 1-year-old baby has died after being struck by a pickup truck in Queens Thursday evening. It happened around 8:40 p.m. at the intersection of 94th Street and 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst. Police say the mother was pushing the baby in a stroller crossing the 23rd Avenue in the crosswalk when the stroller was struck by a white Dodge Ram truck. Detectives in the area rushed to try and save the child, but were unable to. The baby was […]

  • Missing Bronx woman, 20, with autism found safe

    Update: Missing Bronx woman Amina Abdulla has bee found safe, police say. Original story: ALLERTON, The Bronx — Police are asking the public for help in locating a woman with autism who was reported missing from her Bronx home. Amina Abdulla, 20, was last seen Thursday morning around 7:50 a.m. at her Bronx home on Cruger Avenue. Police say the missing woman has autism and does not communicate. She is described as 20 years old, approximately 5 feet tall, approximately 120 pounds. The woman […]

  • Brooklyn man indicted for murder after allegedly chopping up wife’s body with saw

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A Brooklyn man has been charged with the February murder and dismemberment of his wife, whose remains have yet to be found. Phillip Martin, 42, of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, was arraigned Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court on one count of second-degree murder and one count of concealment of a human corpse. According to the investigation, Martin told police that he killed his wife, Diana Rodriguez-Martin, 43, around his birthday on Jan. 14 and then kept the body in the living room […]

  • FDNY EMT killed after being run over by stolen ambulance ID’d as Yadira Arroyo

    SOUNDVIEW, The Bronx — An emergency medical technician (EMT) has died after she was run over by a stolen ambulance in the Bronx Thursday evening, police said. The victim was identified as Yadira Arroyo. She is a 44-year-old mother of five children and 14-year veteran of the FDNY. Arroyo is the eighth member of the FDNY EMS to die in the line of duty. Her EMT partner, who was also struck, remains in critical condition at Jacobi Hospital. Authorities say the two EMT workers […]