West Farms Man Fatally Shot Inside Vehicle

Police conducted investigation into the shooting death of Jerodd Watkins.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Police need your help solving a fatal shooting in West Farms. Police responded to a report of a male shot near East 178th Street and Boston Road on Monday, January 7 at 7:19 p.m. Upon arrival, 48th Precinct police officers discovered an unconscious and unresponsive Jerodd Watkins, 38, inside of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head. EMS responded to the scene and transported the West Farms resident to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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