Connecticut man arrested in weekend murder

Accused of shooting a Kingsbridge man in his Webb Avenue apartment building


Another deadly weekend in Kingsbridge may have come to a close, at least as far as law enforcement are concerned.

Jose Quinones, a resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arrested late Sunday in connection with the shooting death of Juan Flores the day before.

Police had been called to 2856 Webb Ave., just before 7:30 a.m., on Saturday, about a man who had been shot in the back. There, first responders say they found the man — later identified as the 49-year-old Flores — unconscious and unresponsive. 

He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital on Third Avenue, where he later died.

Flores lived in the Webb Avenue building, according to police, and was shot by a man they said was last seen wearing a red shirt with "21" and "Puerto Rico" written on it, as well as dark shorts and dark sneakers.

Quinones was charged with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a loaded firearm. 

This is the third homicide in the 50th Precinct this year. Two people were killed in separate incidents over a single weekend in April in both Kingsbridge Heights and Marble Hill.

Keith Bailey, 30, and Ronnie Gardner, 28, lost their lives in attacks that involved both guns and knives. Two people were arrested in Gardner’s stabbing death — Jeremy Ramirez, 18, and Jeremiah N. Melendez, 16.