Suspect cuffed for fatal shooting near Morrisania school

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A 30-year-old suspect was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection to the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in a car near a number of Bronx schools.

Police say they responded to a 911 call of a man shot near the corner of Union Avenue and East 168th Street at around 2:21 p.m. on Jan. 30. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim, 26, sitting in the passenger seat of a Honda CRV with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

EMS pronounced the victim dead on scene.

Further investigation determined that the man was shot near East 163 Street and Reverend James Polite Avenue and was driven four minutes to 1180 Union Ave., where he was found by police. It is not immediately clear whether or not the victim drove himself to where he was located.

On Feb. 15, cops cuffed Bronx resident Eric Colon in connection to the incident. He is charged with murder, manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon (loaded firearm) and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to authorities.

Police say the victim’s identity is still being withheld pending proper family notification.

There are at least four schools within a four-block radius of where the victim was found on Jan. 30, including Urban Scholars Community School, NYC Autism Charter School Bronx, X479 Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School and X248 The Metropolitan High School.

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