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Man arrested in connection to NYC's first homicide of 2020

Bronx homicide 2020
Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 07:23:49-05

SOUNDVIEW, the Bronx — Police have made an arrest in connection to New York City’s first homicide of the year.

Ryan Chambers, 34, was taken into custody Tuesday evening and faces a murder charge, police said.

Authorities responded to a call of a man shot near the Bronx River Houses on East 174 Street around 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Rahkeem Jennings, 29, was found unconscious and responsive inside his apartment with gunshots to his head and neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately disclosed.