D.A. Bragg Announces Indictment Of Man For Fatal Shooting In East Harlem

December 19, 2023

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the indictment of ERIC NUNEZ, 43, for fatally shooting Antonio Felder in East Harlem in July 2023. NUNEZ 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] 

“Eric Nunez allegedly took the life of Antonio Felder in a fatal shooting in East Harlem,” said District Attorney Bragg. “While shootings are down approximately 23 percent in Manhattan so far this year, Antonio Felder was still one of 174 people shot in our borough – a devastating toll that illustrates why combatting gun violence remains my top priority. My thoughts are with his young son, friends and loved ones of Antonio Felder as they grieve his loss.” 

According to court documents and statements made on the record in court, at approximately 11:24 p.m. on July 22, 2023, 55-year-old Antonio Felder rode up to NUNEZ on a motor scooter at the corner of East 118th Street and Lexington Avenue. The two men appeared to speak briefly, after which Felder backed his motor scooter away, and NUNEZ raised a dark-colored handgun in his right hand and fired at least ten times toward Felder. Felder collapsed to the ground with gunshot wounds to his torso, arm, and leg. 

Antonio Felder was transferred to Harlem Hospital by ambulance. At the hospital, he was pronounced dead at 11:51 p.m. 

Assistant D.A. Nicholas Penfold is handling the prosecution of this case, under the supervision of Bureau Chief Samuel David (Trial Bureau 80), and Executive Assistant D.A. Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). 

D.A. Bragg thanked the NYPD, particularly Detective Qurban Fariad of the 25th Precinct Detective Squad. 

Defendant Information: 


New York, NY 


  • 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