NEW YORK — A man who allegedly shot and killed a man who he said was trespassing in his apartment in Manhattan is being held on $1 million bail in the killing.
Prosecutors charged 19-year-old Daniel A. Zielinski of the Bronx on Friday with first-degree murder in the slaying of 19-month-old Matthew A. Tancredi on April 17.
The indictment says Zielinks actions “made a clear and imminent threat to the life of Mr. Tascredi.”
The indictment says the slaying was committed in retaliation for Tascres actions.
Prosecutors say the killing occurred in Zielinkis apartment after he reportedly called Tascremdis girlfriend on April 11 and told her he was going to kill him.
They say Tascre was shot three times, including in the head, but he survived.
Tascres girlfriend called 911 to report the shooting and the body was found on the floor of his apartment at around 2 a.m. on April 18.
The indictment accuses Zielinkingis of shooting Tascredo after the two had an argument.
Prosecutors say the shooting was retaliation for the shooting of another man by a man he believed was trespasser in his New York City apartment in February.