Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted for Fatally Shooting Man in Busy Grand Concourse Subway Station



Shooting Happened in Front of Victim’s Five-Year-Old Son

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for Murder, Manslaughter and additional charges for fatally shooting a man in a busy Bronx subway station.

District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly shot the victim in front of his five-year-old-son and multiple commuters who were at the subway station at the time. We will pursue justice for the victim’s loved ones, especially the young boy who lost his father in such an awful way.”

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Rafael Hollis, 29, of 1264 Sheridan Avenue, was arraigned today on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter, two counts of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Endangering the Welfare of a Child before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Margaret Clancy. Remand was continued and the defendant is due back in court on January 22, 2020.

According to the investigation, on October 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., at a subway station located at 167th Street and Grand Concourse, the victim, James Cubille, 24, met with his ex-girlfriend to pick up his son. The defendant showed up and argued with the victim. Hollis then took out a gun and allegedly shot Cubille in the torso in front of the victim’s son and ex-girlfriend. The victim was declared dead on arrival to Lincoln Hospital. The defendant fled the scene and turned himself in to authorities two days later.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Burim Namani, Counsel in the Homicide Bureau, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and under the overall supervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division. District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Matthew Crawley of the 44th Precinct and NYPD Detective Christine Reyes of the Bronx Homicide Squad for their assistance in the investigation.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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