The shooting happened in the Morrisania section around 2 p.m. Thursday at 730 East 163rd Street.
Investigators said a man, identified as 28-year-old Mario Thomas, was shot several times and rushed in critical condition to Lincoln Hospital, where he later died.
Now, 24-year-old Gregory Forbes, of the Bronx, is charged with murder.
The shooting took place in close proximity to a playground in the McKinley Houses.
Forbes also faces weapons charges.