Man Arrested for University Heights Murder
THE BRONX — A 21-year-old Bronx man was arrested Thursday in connection with a University Heights murder, police say.
Howard Howard, of University Heights, allegedly shot Juan Acosta once in the head and once in the torso outside 2264 Davidson Ave. about 4:40 p.m. Monday, police said.
Acosta, 21, was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"He was a good person. He wasn't a troublemaker," said Jonathan, 25, who identified himself as Acosta's cousin and declined to give his last name.
The distraught cousin told DNAinfo.com New York that he and Acosta, an avid Yankees fan, grew up playing baseball in the neighborhood.
"When I think of the memories," Jonathan added, "I start crying."
Howard, who has no criminal record, was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon and held without bail.
It's not clear what sparked the bloodshed.