Accused Gunman Lived Across the Street from Crime Scene
By Dan Gesslein
May 1, 2023
Police have announced the arrest of 31-year-old Tavaree Hyatt. He was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in the fatal shooting of Aboubacar Drame in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.
At around 11 pm on April 18, cops responded to a 911 call of shots fired in front of 4531 Hill Avenue. Police found 32-year-old Drame in front of his house with gunshot wounds to the head and shoulder. He was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Two weeks after the shooting police arrested Hyatt who lived across the street at 4514 Hill Avenue.
Neighbors and community leaders of the block filled with rows of single and two-family houses were shocked by the shooting.
A memorial page was created for Drame on the National Gun Violence Memorial, a website dedicated to honoring the victims of gun violence. The page has seen an outpouring of support in which 172 people have “lit a candle” in support of Drame.
Police did not release a motive for the shooting and said the case is still under investigation.
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