Jazz drummer Lawrence Leathers found dead in the Bronx
NEW YORK (AP) - Noted jazz drummer Lawrence Leathers has been found dead outside a Bronx apartment.
Leathers, 37, was found Sunday in a stairwell outside the apartment he shared with Lisa Harris, 41, police said.
Leathers was involved in a physical dispute with Harris and a man, police said. Harris punched him, the NYPD said, and the man, Sterling Aguilar, 28, of Brooklyn, placed him in a chokehold.
Leathers was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police arrested Harris and Aguilar on Monday on assault charges. It wasn't clear if they had lawyers.
Leathers, a native of Lansing, Michigan, worked on two Grammy Award-winning albums by Cecile McLorin Salvant, who posted a link of Leathers playing on Instagram.
Drummer E.J. Strickland remembered Leathers on Instagram as "one of the most musical, swingingest, honest drummers out there."