Ex-con busted in drug-related Bronx murder


An ex-convict with a history of drug arrests dating to the late 80s has been charged with the fatal shooting of a Bronx man last month, cops said Monday.

Edwin Mitel, 51, was arrested Monday and charged with the April 1 slaying of 52-year-old Dave Fraser.

Mitel shot Fraser in the chest on the fifth floor of an apartment building on Sheridan Ave. near Mount Eden Ave. in Mount Eden, cops said. Fraser managed to escape the building and get to nearby Bronx Care Medical Center, where he died.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from a drug dispute, sources said.

Mitel, who also goes by the name Edward Morales and Edwin Mitil, served time for felony drug possession convictions in 1989 and 1996, public records show.

He’s charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.