Bronx Man Fatally Shot Steps From Home, Wife Lives in Fear

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The wife of a man who was fatally shot steps from his Bronx home lives in constant fear as police work to track down two people involved in the slaying.

Hector David, 34, was shot and killed in front of his Williamsbridge apartment building on Dec. 20. The incident occurred at around 3:40 a.m. when David walked across the street and was approached by Daniel Santos, 22, and two other men. Santos fired two shots from a 9-mm. pistol, fatally striking David in the torso.

The victim’s widow, who requested to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation, last saw her husband in their kitchen before he went outside to smoke. Security cameras captured David outside, but what transpired afterwards remains unknown to his wife.

Following the tragic event, Santos was arrested and charged with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon. However, the police are still searching for the other men involved in the slaying.

David, who was a father to a 2-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son, had spent two years behind bars for a Bronx conviction for assault and menacing a police officer. Despite his criminal record, his widow describes him as a caring and non-violent person who always provided for his family.

The slain man and his wife had only moved to the neighborhood in February and his widow believes they made no enemies during their time there. The fact that David was killed months after his release has left his family devastated and seeking justice for his untimely death.

As authorities continue to search for the remaining suspects, the community remains on edge as they await closure and answers surrounding the tragic loss of a beloved husband and father in their midst.