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Man arrested in fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy at Bronx bodega: police

Teen shot in the Bronx
Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 12:02:10-05

MORRISANIA, the Bronx — Cops have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy at a Bronx deli the Wednesday before Christmas, according to the NYPD.

Police said 22-year-old Marquis Beckford, of the Bronx, was picked up around 11:20 p.m. Monday.

He will now face charges including second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, according to authorities.

The deadly gunfire happened around noon on Dec. 23, in the doorway of a Morrisania bodega on Boston Road near East 166th Street, police said.

The teen, identified later as James Solano, had been shot in the neck.

Emergency medical services rushed him to a local hospital in critical condition, but Solano succumbed to his injuries after arriving at the hospital.