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A gunman was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of 16-year-old James Solano, caught on camera, outside a Bronx deli, even admitting to police that he had the murder weapon, police said Tuesday.
Marquis Beckford, 22, was arrested by patrol officers responding to a call around 6 p.m. on Trinity Avenue after one of them recognized him as a suspect, police said.
When police searched him and found a pistol, Beckford admitted it was the one he used to shoot Solano around noon on Dec. 23 in front of a warehouse at 1097 Boston Road, cops said.
Beckford was charged with murder 2, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.
In the wake of Solano’s murder, community leaders gathered outside the warehouse where he was shot to denounce the violence with firearms in outlying neighborhoods. Shootings have continued to increase in the city since the summer.
A photo from surveillance footage shows the moment a teenager was shot and killed outside a Bronx deli.