NYPD announces arrest in fatal shooting of man riding scooter in the Bronx

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One man has been arrested in a cold-blooded shooting of a 19-year-old man riding a scooter in the Bronx, police announced Sunday.

Francisco Bengochea, 19, of Jackson Ave. in the Bronx, has been charged with murder in the Saturday slaying of Melvin Urena, also 19, cops said.

Earlier Sunday, police released surveillance video of a gunman hopping out of an SUV and blasting Urina as he rode a motorized scooter on E. 156th St. in Melrose. The video showed a gray Honda Pilot coming to an abrupt stop near Elton Ave. about 1:30 p.m. Saturday — and showed at least four men inside the SUV.

The killer, wielding a handgun with what appears to be a high-capacity magazine, got out of the rear passenger-side seat and fired at least six times, the video shows. He then tripped over his feet as he scrambled around the front of the SUV and got in on the driver’s side.

Urena was hit in the head and right leg. Medics rushed him to Lincoln Hospital, but he couldn’t be saved.

Bengochea was awaiting arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court.