Monday, December 21, 2015

UPDATE: Man Shot Inside Devoe Park Apparently Drug Related

Police have identified the man who was fatally shot inside of Devoe Park on Sunday as Albendris Nunez, 21,  a Manhattan resident who was murdered in an apparent drug related incident. On Sunday the NYPD's Crime Scene Unit worked in Devoe Park.  (Photos:Geofrey Croft/NYC PArk Advocates) 


By Geoffrey Croft

Additional details are emerging from yesterday's homicide in Devoe Park.

Police now say that the victim was shot inside the park in what appears to be a drug related incident.

Manhattan resident Albendris Nunez, 21 was found face down on the sidewalk adjacent to the park on University Avenue yesterday morning at approximately 9:20am.

Video shows the victim running out of the park southbound on University Avenue towards E. Fordham Road and collapsing on the sidewalk according to a law enforcement source. 

The victim was carrying four sandwich bags of what appeared to be marijuana according to the source.

EMS responded to a 911 call and found the man face down, unconscious with a bullet wound to the lower back.  They transported Nunez to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead twenty-five minutes later.

According to authorities he was arrested for drug-dealing in August 2013 and again on December 11th for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony drug charge.  He also has a number of arrests that are sealed.   

The incident occured within the confines of the 52nd Precinct.

The victim's blood on the sidewalk. 

Read More:

Man found Shot Dead Outside Dovoe Park In The Bronx
A Walk In The Park - December 20, 2015 - By Geoffrey Croft

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