Man gunned down in Bronx was expected in court on weapon’s charge: officials

A man fatally shot by two gunmen on scooters at a Bronx corner Tuesday evening had been due in court 15 hours later, where he was facing a weapons possession charge, the Daily News has learned.

Miguel Doleo’s scheduled appearance in Bronx Criminal Court on Wednesday morning was for a Nov. 11 bust, in which he was also accused of fleeing police, reckless endangerment and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to court documents.

Further details of the arrest were not immediately available.

NYPD detectives believe there’s a gang element to Doleo’s death. He and three other men were hanging out on E. Mount Eden Ave. near Townsend Ave. in Mount Eden around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when four suspects on two mopeds zipped by.

The scooter passengers each pulled out guns and fired off about 10 shots, fatally striking Doleo, 29, in the chest and leg. The three men he was with were all hit in the legs and were expected to survive.

“One was unconscious [and] the other guy was shot in the leg,” witness Wilknes Hernandez, 20, told The News. “I can’t believe what my eyes were seeing.”

Relatives of Doleo, a father of six, were too heartbroken to speak about his death Wednesday.

“He was my brother. He just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said the victim’s sister, Erica Delgado. “He was a great father and a loving brother. He basically raised my son as a father figure.”

Doleo was known to frequent the corner with his friends, relatives said.

Police, with the help of NYPD helicopters, tracked a man on a scooter driving recklessly near the scene shortly after the shooting and took him into custody, but it wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday if he was linked to the killing.

No arrests have been made. It was not immediately clear if Doleo belonged to a Bronx gang or not.

The deadly shooting came as the NYPD’s Community Response Teams has been “going aggressively after people on scooters,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry said Tuesday night.

“As a result of this incident, we’re going to be bringing back our Community Response Teams and they’ll be focusing primarily on individuals riding around on illegal scooters dirt bikes and ATVs,” he added.