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Man arrested in 2017 shooting death of Bronx woman

Posted at 10:30 AM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 10:30:26-04

The scene at a Bronx street after 26-year-old Margarita Franco was found shot to death on Apr. 2, 2017

WILLIAMSBRIDGE, the Bronx — Police have arrested a man two years after a Bronx woman was found shot and killed on a Bronx street.

Kenneth Smith, 51, was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

On Apr. 2, 2017, Margarita Franco was found dead along East 214th Street in Williamsbridge with a gunshot wound to her head, police said.

In the final moments of Franco’s life, video obtained by police showed her speaking with a man shortly before the shooting.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately known.