THE BRONX - Police say a Bronx father was killed in his Vyse Avenue apartment with his children in the next room.

David Morales, 30, was shot in the chest at 1488 Vyse Ave., police say. Authorities have arrested a man known as "Panama," who is said to be a close friend of Morales', in the shooting.

Morales' family says his children, ages 6 and 8, were sleeping in the next room when their father was shot.