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Bronx Bodega shooting: 29-Year-Old Stefon Barnes Fatally Shot While Ordering Breakfast at Tremont Gourmet Deli

NYPD is searching for the suspect.



The NYPD is actively seeking the suspect responsible for fatally shooting a man at a Bronx bodega on Sunday.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Stefon Barnes, has been commemorated by loved ones who left candles and messages at the scene in his honor following the tragic incident.

Authorities report that a male suspect entered the Gourmet Deli on East Tremont Avenue in West Farms around 4 a.m.

He approached another man, displayed a firearm, and attempted to rob him. Following a scuffle with the victim, the suspect shot Barnes in the right thigh before escaping the scene, fleeing west up Tremont Avenue.

Barnes was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The community, particularly those who frequent the store, are deeply disturbed and unsettled by this act of violence.

Details about the perpetrator are scarce, but police describe him as a male with a medium complexion, standing between 5’10” and 6 feet tall, with a medium build.

He was dressed entirely in black, including his jacket, sweatpants, sweatshirt, and shoes.

Anyone with information concerning the shooting is urged to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).