NYPD: Man shadowboxing in Bronx elevator beats neighbor to death

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Friday, February 3, 2017
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AJ Ross has the story.

MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- A man is under arrest in the Bronx after a bizarre and deadly dispute between neighbors.

The incident happened inside an apartment building on East 156th Street in the Melrose section just after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police said 40-year-old Junal Jordan was shadowboxing inside an elevator when he suddenly attacked his neighbor, Darboe Bakary, who was in the elevator with him. When the elevator doors opened, Jordan pulled him into a hallway and beat him to death with a blunt object.

Jordan fled but was caught several blocks away. He's been charged with murder and manslaughter.

Bakary was pronounced dead at the scene. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Detectives are looking into whether the two men, who are neighbors, had a prior dispute.

According to police, Jordan has 20 prior arrests dating back to the 1990s. Two of those arrests included being charged with a robbery pattern in 2007.