Incident Was Retaliation for Killing of Defendant’s Brother
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that two Bronx men have been indicted for fatally shooting two men and for wounding another inside a building hallway in Claremont.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendants allegedly engaged in a retaliatory shooting, killing two men and wounding another. The incident happened just a few hours after one of the defendant’s brother had been fatally shot while walking down the street with his 6-year-old daughter. Revenge shootings are not the answer. Witnesses must come forward and cooperate with law enforcement to get justice the right way, not use violence that further hurts our communities.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendants, Kalvin Robinson, 28, of 305 East 153rd Street, and Nasir Greene, 21, of 1521 Sheridan Avenue, were arraigned on two counts of second-degree Murder, Attempted Murder in the second degree, two counts of first-degree Manslaughter, and four counts of second-degree Criminal Possession of Weapon. Robinson was arraigned today and Greene was arraigned on October 5, 2020. Both were arraigned before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross. Remand was continued for both defendants and they are due back in court in January 2021.
According to the investigation, at 8:00 p.m. on July 5, 2020 in a hallway inside 306 East 171st Street, the defendants went to the fifth floor, following victims Eghosa Imafidon, 26, Joel Baba, 22, and Mohammed Baba, 29. Greene allegedly fired multiple shots from the stairs, while Robinson allegedly fired multiple shots just a few feet away from the victims, who were cornered against the wall in the narrow hallway. Imafidon was struck multiple times in the neck, head and arm, and Joel Baba was struck multiple times in the torso, arm, and leg. Mohammed Baba was shot in the arm. Imafidon and Joel Baba were taken to BronxCare Health System where they were pronounced dead approximately 30 minutes after the shooting. Mohammed Baba was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Mark Konecni, formerly of the 44th Precinct, NYPD Detective Dominic Robinson of the Bronx Homicide Squad and NYPD Detective Vincent Figueroa of the 44th Precinct
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.