Suspect Arrested After Shocking Strangulation Assault In The Bronx

In a disturbing turn of events, a man has been arrested in connection with a violent assault captured on camera in the Bronx.

Kashaan Parks, 39, was apprehended on Saturday following an intensive investigation into the assault that took place on May 1 in Melrose. The shocking incident, which was recorded on surveillance footage, depicts Parks ambushing a 45-year-old woman, using a belt to subdue her before dragging her unconscious body between parked cars and committing the assault, according to reports from the New York Post.

Prompted by the circulating video, law enforcement agencies acted swiftly to arrest Parks, who now faces a litany of charges, including assault, strangulation, public lewdness, and harassment.

Despite the arrest, concerns about safety persist among residents in the neighborhood, reflecting a broader unease about rising crime rates. Christina Torres, a neighbor of the victim, articulated the pervasive fear gripping the community.

Meanwhile, Beverly Parks, the mother of the suspect, has come forward, acknowledging her role in persuading her son to surrender to authorities. Beverly recounted her efforts to hold her son accountable for his actions, citing his recent struggles with drug addiction and grief as contributing factors.

“I’m his mother that turned him in. I’m the one that facilitated him being arrested,” Beverly Parks, 56, told The New York Post.

“I found out about this yesterday morning at 5:12 am, and I’ve been trying to get my son to do the right thing ever since. And I did,” she said on Saturday.

“I had my son go be accountable for his actions, no matter that he was drunk, that he was on drugs, that he was grieving,” she continued, adding: “He did something wrong and he has to deal with it. Period.”

She told the outlet that her son, who has a history of prior arrests, had previously returned to New York from North Carolina with his family. His mother also expressed remorse for the victim and hoped for forgiveness, acknowledging the gravity of her son’s actions and the lasting impact on the victim’s life.

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