Bronx teen dies in police custody after brutal assault

nypd
A group of more than seven men reportedly beat and bludgeoned the victim on Monday afternoon. Credit: Metro file photo

A 17-year-old from the Bronx died at 4:18 a.m. this morning at Jacobi Hospital while in police custody, the NYPD reported.

Police responded to a 911 call at 3:10 p.m. Monday reporting a male assaulted at the Edenwald H0uses, the largest public housing development in the Bronx, and discovered Antonio Lyles, 17, badly beaten.

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Cops said they acquired video footage that showed Lyles fired three shots at two males in front of 1132 East 229 Drive South, then fled south through the Edenwald Houses.

A group of more than seven men chased him through the housing complex, police said. They caught up with him near East 22nd Street and Schiefflin Place where they attacked him, punching and kicking him.

A witness who called 911 reportedly saw one of the assailants picking up a large rock and bludgeoning Lyles repeatedly in the head with it.

Three .32-caliber shell casing were found at the scene, cops said. A .32-caliber semiautomatic pistol was recovered behind 1204 E. 22nd St.

Police placed Lyles under arrest in the hospital before his death. They also arrested two people in the course of the investigation into his assault: Stanle Hampton, 18, and Ezequiel Pena, 20.

The arrests came after a “debriefing” of several men brought into the 47th precinct, cops said. The interviews did not reveal the identities of the two people Lyles was seen shooting at in the surveillance video, but police were able to arrest Hampton and Pena and charged them with assault as well as gang assault.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of Lyles’ death as the police investigation into the incident continues. The Internal Affairs Bureau is also conducting an investigation.

Lyles had two prior arrests, one in 2012 for assault and another in 2011 for burglary.

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…

Local

Future Boston Alliance invites you to #RidetheLine, support…

#RidetheLine aims to show the city, the nation, and the globe our creative impact as Boston citizens.

Local

(Update) Body of missing BU grad Eric Munsell…

The dead man pulled from the water at Boston's Long Wharf Wednesday afternoon was that of missing 24-year-old Boston University alumnus Eric Munsell, Boston Police said today.

National

On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was…

Manson Family member Squeaky Fromme told a mental health examiner in newly released interview the "X" she carved in her forehead was meant to separate her from "the system."

Music

Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are…

Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.

Music

M.I.A. talks 'Matangi,' divinity, spontaneity and holograms

"There’s pressure for me to become a theatrical production like 'Glee,' or something" says M.I.A., "It’s like, 'the pressure’s on, bitches.'"

Movies

Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

The Word

Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.

NHL

NHL video highlights: Bruins edge Red Wings in…

NHL video highlights: Bruins edge Red Wings in overtime of Game 4

MLB

MLB video highlights: Yankees rout Red Sox, 14-5

Felix Doubront struggles for second time in five starts

NBA

Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

Parenting

New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.

Tech

From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.

Style

Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.

Style

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.