Before He Died, Man Told Police Stranger Knocked on His Door, Then Shot Him

Rashaun Ahart was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting at his apartment in the Bronx

A man who was shot to death when he answered his door in the Bronx told police it was a stranger who knocked and then fired on him. 

Rashaun Ahart, 35, was shot moments after he answered the front door of his apartment in Fordham Heights.

Police said they responded to a call about the shooting around 8:45 p.m.

When officers arrived at Ahart’s Creston Avenue apartment building, they found he had been shot multiple times in his chest. Fourteen shell casings were discovered nearby, according to police.

Before he died, Ahart told police that it was a stranger who shot him when he answered the door. 

Ahart was pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital at 9:25 p.m.

The NYPD is investigating the shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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