In a shocking and horrifying incident, an 80-year-old man named Marcelino Valerio was mercilessly executed on a quiet Bronx street on Sunday, leaving a neighborhood in disbelief.
The heart-wrenching event unfolded in the Highbridge area, outside 1209 Ogden Ave., at approximately 1:10 a.m.
Surveillance footage captured the chilling moment as a bike-peddling assailant, disguised in ninja-like attire, took the life of Valerio in cold blood while his wife stood helplessly by.
According to a report, Valerio and his spouse had just returned home from a celebratory Sweet 16 party and had exited the vehicle that had dropped them off. Little did they know that this seemingly routine moment would turn into a horrifying tragedy that would send shockwaves through the community.
“The assailant, dressed entirely in black clothing, including a black ski mask concealing their identity, approached Valerio on the sidewalk,” the report unveiled.
The shocking video footage shows the cold-blooded killer riding up to the elderly man, executing him with two fatal shots, one of which was point-blank to the head.
What makes this gruesome incident even more chilling is that the assassin had initially ridden past Valerio on the sidewalk, only to circle back and commit the heinous act, suggesting premeditation and a deliberate intent to cause harm.
Local authorities have launched a thorough investigation into this brutal crime, and the community is left grappling with shock and sorrow.
Marcelino Valerio’s family, friends, and neighbors are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a beloved community member, while the search for the heartless perpetrator is underway.
The motive behind this horrifying attack remains unclear, leaving the Bronx community on edge and seeking answers to this senseless act of violence.
As the investigation continues, residents are left with a deep sense of unease, hoping for swift justice for Marcelino Valerio and his grieving family.