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South Bronx Man Fatally Shot After Defending Mother, Friends Say

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A Bronx man was shot and killed over the weekend after friends say he was defending his mother.

Police say it happened at around 9 p.m. Sunday in the lobby of 562 Morris Avenue.

Investigators say Tony Burgess, 24, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his head.

A memorial now stands in his memory.

The victim's godmother, says he stepped up to protect his mother, who had a bottle thrown at her because she was singing.

He was shot a short time later.

"I came out Monday and they told me my godson got shot in the head. And the people that did this, I don't want ya'll to think ya got over cause you didn't," she said.

So far, so arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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