UPDATE Norwood: Neighbor arrested after fatally stabbing 35-year-old man

By SILE MOLONEY

NYPD detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing on Decatur Avenue in Norwood on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Photo by Sile Moloney

Police say a 19-year-old has been arrested for murder following the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man in Norwood on Thursday.

The victim was murdered on Thursday afternoon, July 21, amid a thunderstorm and downpour. A witness said police tried to save the man after stabbing him in the chest, but he was later pronounced dead.

NYPD detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing on Decatur Avenue in Norwood on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
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The NYPD later said officers responded to a 911 call around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, July 21, about a man being helped at East 205th Street and Decatur Avenue in Norwood, located in the 52nd Precinct.

As noted, Bronx, Manhattan, and southeast Bergen and Westchester counties were experiencing a thunderstorm and heavy rain at the time.

A PIECE OF METAL lies on the street and is cordoned off by police as part of the crime scene following the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man on Decatur Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx on Thursday 21 July 2022. A piece of what appeared to be black cloth lies nearby.
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“Upon arrival, officers discovered a 35-year-old man with a stab wound to the chest,” a police spokesman said. “Emergency Medical Services responded and transported the victim to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.”

A PIECE OF METAL lies on the street and is cordoned off by police as part of the crime scene following the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man on Decatur Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx on Thursday 21 July 2022. A piece of what appeared to be black cloth lies nearby.
Photo by Sile Moloney

The deceased has been identified as Nathaniel Rivers, 35, of Decatur Avenue in the Bronx.

THE DARK-COLOURED CAR in which a 35-year-old man was allegedly stabbed on Decatur Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx is cordoned off by police Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Photo by Sile Moloney

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, police confirmed Franklin Mesa, 19, of Decatur Avenue in Norwood, was arrested for murder, manslaughter and felony possession of a weapon.

A person arrested and charged with a crime is deemed innocent unless and until convicted by a court.

This is a developing story.

*David Greene contributed to this story.

Amanda J. Marsh