Suspect arrested in Bronx shooting that killed 14-year-old boy

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Monday, June 15, 2015
25-year-old Travis Bloch is wanted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in the Bronx.

BRONX, N.Y. (WABC) -- Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in the Bronx last Friday morning.

28-year-old Travis Bloch of The Bronx was arrested June 14, and has been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminal Possession of a weapon. According to police, the murder appears to have stemmed from a gang dispute.

Police said the victim, Christopher Duran, was shot three times in the stomach and once in the head around 8:30 a.m. on the 1100 block of Sheridan Avenue.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police the shooting followed an argument between Duran and two other people.

Authorities said he associated with a local gang and already has several prior arrests as a juvenile, and the shooting happened in part of an NYPD Impact Zone, where the department sends officers to beef up their police presence because of the known gang activity.

The suspects fled southbound on Sheridan Avenue.

There was a brief shelter-in at the Sheridan Academy for Young Leaders and the Family School due to police activity in the area.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.