Man fatally shot after stopping to check on man sitting on bench in the Bronx

BRONX (WABC) -- A man who stopped to check on the wellbeing of a man sitting on a bench in the Bronx became a victim of deadly violence.

Police released a dramatic new video of the deadly shooting that took place late Friday night in the Bronx.

The victim, 35-year-old Jason Rivera of Staten Island, seen in the center of the video, had stopped to check on someone seated on a bench when he was killed.

Police say the gunman had gotten out of a black Mercedes-Benz SUV before doubling back and firing the fatal shots.

It happened on Taylor Avenue around 11:42 p.m.

Rivera was shot in his head and torso. He was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Jacobi where he was pronounced dead.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

The gunman is described as 5'07" to 5'08" and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and white-and-black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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