Who is Winston Ortiz? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Killed, Parents, GoFund Me, Investigation Report

Winston Ortiz Wiki – Biography

Winston Ortiz is a teenager who was killed Wednesday, August 12 after being set afire in a Bronx apartment building during a dispute, cops said. Ortiz was stabbed three times and then doused with gasoline and set aflame with a match on the fifth floor of 1045 Woodycrest Ave. in Highbridge at about 3 p.m.

Police sources said the suspect entered the building about 10 minutes before Ortiz — who did not live there — and then carried out the attack. Two neighbors in the building doused the flames using buckets of water ­before EMTs arrived.

Ortiz was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he died.

A 34-year-old mother who is a building resident said she was alerted to the grisly scene by a teenage girl screaming in the hallway. “I step outside. I saw flames,” said the woman, who asked that she not be identified.

“I thought her apartment was on fire. And when I go over there, I saw a guy in flames all over his body.” The witness and the mother of the screaming girl, who lives on the sixth floor of the building, ­grabbed buckets and poured water on the burning victim. The incident left the 34-year-old witness rattled.

It’s unclear if the teen girl and the victim were acquainted. “I got very scared because I have my girls here” in the building, she said. “It’s ­really concerning.”

Winston Ortiz Age

Winston Ortiz was 18 years old.

Family

He is survived by his mother and father, 2 younger brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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GoFund Me

A GoFundMe has been set up in support of Winston Ortiz. In the page, it reads:

“Ortiz was loved by all who came to know him. He was active in his church and a role model for all of his younger brothers and cousins. He was bound for greatness. Tragedy struck on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. After leaving his home to go see a friend, he was brutally murdered by cowards.”

Investigation Report

Police sources said the suspect entered the building about 10 minutes before Ortiz — who did not live there — and then carried out the attack. The witness and the mother of the screaming girl, who lives on the sixth floor of the building, ­grabbed buckets and poured water on the burning victim.

It’s unclear if the teen girl and the victim were acquainted. The incident left the 34-year-old witness rattled. It’s unclear if the two incidents are connected. No arrests had been made as of Wednesday night.

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