Bronx Man Knifed On Beachfront
An argument that started on the beach wound up with one man in Jamaica Hospital and four others under arrest on Sunday evening, police sources say.
Police from the 100 Precinct, responding to a call of a man bleeding in front of 176 Beach 116 Street found Julio Figueroa, 20, of Hall Avenue in the Bronx with slash wounds to his left leg.
Figueroa and the friends and relatives who were with him enjoying a day on the beach at Beach 118 Street told police that six men had started an argument with them for no apparent reason.
They told police that one of the six pulled a knife and slashed Figueroa without warning.
Figueroa's relatives took him off the beach and called for an ambulance. They quickly identified six men who were still on the beach as their assailants.
Of the six, four were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Monday. Court documents identify the four as Russell Nunez, 18; Raflymer Rodriquez, 22, both of Brooklyn; Jeffrey Morel, 17, of Brookhaven Avenue in Far Rockaway and Richard Espiritusantos, 18, of Beach 59 Street in Arverne.
According to the police sources, the perpetrators were yelling at them on the beach for no apparent reason. The knife used in the assault was not recovered, despite a search on the beach by specialized police units.
The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was reportedly treated and released.