Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted for Fatal Shooting in Fordham Heights


Shooting Was Captured on Surveillance Video


          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for a fatal shooting that occurred in Fordham Heights the day after Christmas.


        District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly fatally shot the victim over a money dispute. We are working hard to bring justice to victims and this indictment shows wrongdoers will be held accountable at the end of the day. Our focus is on ending gun violence in the Bronx.”


           District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Marquis Tanner, 30, of 365 East 184th Street, was arraigned on second-degree Murder, first-degree Manslaughter and two counts of second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross on January 29, 2021. Remand was continued and the defendant is due back in court on March 29, 2021.


According to the investigation, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on December 26, 2020 at a basketball court at 365 East 183rd Street, the defendant allegedly argued with Alexandria Winchester, 24, and shot the victim once in the neck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident was captured on surveillance video and the defendant later confessed to the killing, saying he shot the victim over money.


          The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Miras, 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 Indiana McGowan-Anderson of the 46th Precinct and NYPD Detective Patrick Sullivan 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.



*The victim was incorrectly identified in prior release.

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