Crime brief | Bronx man charged in Claremont Village killing

Nasalik Espinosa, 21, of the Bronx, is charged with murder in the Dec. 29 slaying of Aboubacar Toure.
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The NYPD arrested and charged a Bronx man in connection to the death of Aboubacar Toure just before the New Year. 

Nasalik Espinosa, 21, of the Bronx, is charged with murder, manslaughter and robbery, as well as two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.

On Dec. 29, the NYPD responded to a call of a man who was shot near East 167 Street and Park Avenue just south of Claremont Village in the Bronx. On the scene, police found 34-year-old Toure with a gunshot wound to the hip. The victim was transported to Lincoln Hospital and was later pronounced dead. 

An NYPD source told the Bronx Times on Wednesday that the arrest report is the most up-to-date information, and that the agency can’t speak to more specifics of the case while it remains ongoing. The police report didn’t include a motive for the killing.

The NYPD has also already reported its first homicide of 2023 this week, a stabbing of a 63-year-old man and 38-year-old woman in Mount Eden on New Year’s Day after an apparent dispute with an unidentified suspect. The man died at the hospital and the woman was listed in critical condition. The victims’ identities haven’t been released yet.

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