CONCOURSE — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with beating a Bronx man to death with wooden poles, police said.
Ruben Rodriguez and another man attacked Louis Melendez, 28, with wooden poles, striking him several times just after midnight April 23, according to the criminal complaint.
Officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 1 a.m. near the Grand Concourse and Rockwood Street. They found Melendez bleeding with injuries to his head, face and torso, records show.
Medics took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide April 28.
Rodriguez was arrested the day of the attack, but police continue to search for the second man. Rodriguez is being held without bail and is due back in court June 12.
The teen has been arrested five times before on unspecified charges, records show. The details of three of the charges have been sealed.
He has been charged with murder in connection to Melendez's death, criminal possession of a weapon and felony assault, police said.