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Bronx Man Charged With 2015 Murder

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Dermot F. Shea, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the Indictment of BRYANT BROWN, a/k/a “Trigga,” for the murder of Albendris Nunez, 21, in the Bronx, New York, on December 20, 2015.  BROWN was taken into federal custody earlier today and will be presented this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine H. Parker.  This case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.    

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Albendris Nunez was 21 years old when he was murdered in Devoe Park.  As alleged in the Indictment, Bryant Brown was responsible for that murder.  Thanks to our outstanding partners at the NYPD, Brown now faces federal charges for this terrible crime.”

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said:  “Early on a Sunday, Albendris Nunez was fatally shot on the street outside a Bronx park.  Four years later, our police officers and detectives, working with our law enforcement partners, have brought justice and proven the effectiveness of our unrelenting focus on fighting violent crime."

According to the allegations in the Indictment[1]:

On or about December 20, 2015, BROWN attempted to rob Nunez in vicinity of Devoe Park in the Bronx, New York, and in the course of that robbery Nunez was murdered.

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BROWN, 25, of the Bronx, New York, is charged with one count of attempted robbery, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and one count of using a firearm to commit murder during a crime of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of death or life in prison, and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.  The maximum and minimum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding work of the NYPD.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie Bagliebter and Mollie Bracewell are in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment, and the description of the Indictment set forth herein, constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.


Jim Margolin, Nicholas Biase
(212) 637-2600

Updated January 15, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 20-018