D.A. Bragg Announces Indictment in Fatal NYCHA Shooting

January 18, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the indictment of OSVALDO MARRERO, 34, for shooting and killing 44-year-old Anthony Holley at NYCHA’s Fulton Houses in Chelsea. MARRERO is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with one count of Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.[1]

“Gun violence continues to take a toll on our city,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Residents of public housing deserve the same safety and security as everyone else and we will not tolerate this type of violence where families live and socialize.”

According to court documents and statements made on the record, on November 27, 2022, MARRERO was with friends in front of a building at the Fulton Houses complex. After his friends left, he stood on the sidewalk holding a firearm at his side.

Mr. Holley, who was a half block away at a deli, walked towards where MARRERO was standing. Upon seeing MARRERO, Mr. Holley removed his own firearm from his waistband and pistol-whipped him in the head. After briefly chasing MARRERO, Mr. Holley turned around and walked away. MARRERO then turned around, running a few feet back towards Mr. Holley and fired one round, fatally striking Mr. Holley in the head. 

MARRERO was arrested on December 19th at a friend’s apartment in Harlem.

Assistant D.A.s Leila Kermani (Senior Trial Counsel of Trial Bureau 40) and Kaleigh Shea are handling the prosecution of this case, under the supervision of Robert Ferrari (Chief of Trial Bureau 40) and Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). Digital Evidence Analyst Mollie Saunders and Trial Preparation Assistant Laura Vorbach are assisting with the prosecution.

D.A. Bragg thanked the NYPD, Detective Robert Humann of the 10th Precinct and Lawrence Wein of the Manhattan South Homicide Squad.

Defendant Information:
New York, New York

  • Murder in the Second Degree, a class A-I felony, one count
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony, two counts

[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.