LONGWOOD — A turnstile-hopping charge last week led to an arrest in a Bronx murder case that is more than three years old, police said.
Officers were able to bring him in thanks to new information about the case that they got from a person who they believe was on the scene the night of the murder and who they arrested last week for turnstile hopping.
Jones was found shot in the head and torso in front of 928 Intervale Ave. in Longwood and taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was described as an innocent bystander in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Simon was charged with murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm and harassment, police said.
He has 22 arrests dating back to 2007 for crimes including possession of a weapon and sale of marijuana, according to the NYPD.
Simon was also wanted for a 2013 Hunts Point shooting where a 15-year-old girl was shot in the leg, but police said he is not being charged with that as of now.