Good Samaritan shot, killed in Longwood during mugging
A Bronx man was shot and killed Sunday while trying to help a woman who was being robbed.
Family members say 20-year-old Alexis Ayende was walking near 163rd and Simpson streets about 3 a.m. when he saw a woman being mugged. Police say the mugger shot Ayende in the back and chest when he tried to stop the crime. Ayende died at Lincoln Hospital. Family and friends have set up a makeshift memorial where the Good Samaritan lost his life.
Police urge anyone with information about the suspect to contact crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.