NYCHA employee allegedly shot boss at Bronx housing project

The incident occurred at a building in Knightsbridge Heights after a disciplinary action dispute

Jan.January 08, 2020 10:01 AM
Fort Independence Houses at 3340 Bailey Ave in Knightsbridge Heights (Credit: Google Maps)

Fort Independence Houses at 3340 Bailey Ave in Knightsbridge Heights (Credit: Google Maps)

A New York City Housing Authority employee allegedly shot a colleague following a disciplinary dispute at a Bronx housing project.

Frankie Corchado, a 46-year-old supervisor of housing caretakers at Fort Independence Houses in Knightsbridge Heights, allegedly shot his boss three times in the chest at the building’s office on Monday, according to the New York Post. He allegedly fled the scene in a beige Chevy Tahoe.

The victim, Charles Newton, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in non-life-threatening condition, the Post reported, citing police.

The dispute allegedly stemmed from disciplinary action being taken against Corchado. According to the building’s tenant association president, Barbara Lauray, Corchado had been written up multiple times before and reported to NYCHA for being “rude, nasty, disrespectful and belligerent.”

The incident comes as an uptick in violent crimes have been recorded at NYCHA properties. Between July 2018 and June 2019, 44 murders were reported on NYCHA properties, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. [NYP] — David Jeans 

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