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Man, 46, found dead with head injury in Bronx apartment; Neighbor in custody

Posted at 3:08 AM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 05:39:03-05

MELROSE, The Bronx – A man was found dead with a head injury inside a Bronx apartment Thursday afternoon, police said.

The victim, 46, was discovered unresponsive on the seventh floor of 601 E. 156th St., police said. They said the 911 call initially came as a shooting but he had severe head trauma.

Authorities placed his neighbor in custody, but it wasn’t immediately clear if he punched the victim, according to the NYPD.

Cop sources say the man in custody has a background of mental health issues. Both men did not appear to know each other.

The death of the victim will be determined by a medical examiner.

PIX11’s Anthony DiLorenzo contributed to this report.