Top photo by MP from July 14
The NYPD has arrested a suspect connected to an early morning murder on First Avenue near Sixth Street this past July 14.
According to police and published reports, 42-year-old Bronx resident Oneil Brown was brought into custody on Monday. NYPD officials called the East Village case "an apparent prostitution/drug deal gone bad."
"Sources familiar with the investigation said Brown, who had been identified as the prime suspect in the case, was picked up within the confines of the 13th Precinct in Chelsea on Oct. 4. Following questioning, he was booked on one count of murder."
On July 14, 37-year-old Marvin Bellamy, who lived in the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side, was found with a puncture wound to his chest on First Avenue near the McDonald's between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. He reportedly died later at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
On July 20, police identified a person of interest in the murder investigation.