Bronx Hispanic man dies after glass bottle smashed over his head during dispute

Bronx man dies after bottle attack; police seek information on unsolved homicide in rising District 52 crime rates.

In a shocking altercation in the Bronx early Friday morning, a man lost his life when an assailant struck him with a glass bottle. Authorities confirmed the incident occurred on Marion Avenue in Fordham Heights shortly after midnight.

Mario Fernández, 50, sustained a fatal laceration to his neck during the attack. According to the New York Police Department sources, Fernández, who lived on the same block of Marion Avenue, was engaged in a dispute at the scene when an unidentified individual hit him in the head with the glass bottle, causing the deadly injury.

Emergency responders rushed Fernández to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, as reported by AM New York.

Crime Statistics in District 52

This incident was reported to the 52nd Precinct. As per the most recent CompStat data, five murders have been recorded in the precinct from the start of 2023 until August 27. This marks a decrease when compared to the 12 homicides that took place during the same period in 2022. However, it’s worth noting that serious assaults have seen a 9.3% rise this year.

The New York Police Department mentioned that, as of now, no arrests have been made in connection to this case, and investigations are ongoing.

Seeking Public’s Help

The police department has urged anyone with information related to this homicide to come forward. Individuals can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (dial 888-57-PISTA) for Spanish speakers. Tips can also be submitted online at or via the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages will be kept confidential.