Unholy Shotgun Shooting Took Place Next Door to Bronx Rectory
By David Greene
NEW YORK– The ex-boyfriend of a young woman has been charged in the shooting death of the woman’s new love interest– after an early morning confrontation in Kingsbridge Heights section of the Bronx.
According to officials, officers from the 50th Precinct received a call for a male shot at 2856 Webb Avenue, at 7:24 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.
One police source stated, “Officers discovered a 49-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the back.”
Cops say that at around 7:24 am, Juan Flores, 49, was walking through the lobby of his building at 2856 Webb Avenue. Suddenly a shotgun blast struck the man in the back knocking him to the ground.
Responding EMS rushed the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Surveillance video captured the suspect exiting the building with the woman’s two dogs that Flores had taken for a walk at the time of the shooting.
On July 16, the NYPD identified the suspect as Jose Quinones, 49, and released a photo of Quinones from a 2012 drug arrest.
Police also released surveillance video from the scene of the killing and sought the public’s help in locating the suspected killer however, Quinones, a resident of Bridgeport, CT., quickly surrendered to police.
Quinones was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, a loaded shotgun.
Flores’ death is the third reported homicide in the confines of the 50th Precinct, compared with two for the same time period in 2017.
The 50th Precinct covers the the Fieldston, Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights and Marble Hill sections as well as Van Cortlandt Park.