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A 20-year-old Bronx man died in police custody Tuesday after being bashed in the head with a rock after he allegedly shot a gun at group of men in front of a housing project, the NYPD said.

Antonion Lyles, 20, died in the early morning at Jacobi Hospital after he was placed under arrest for firing a gun at the men in front of Edenwald Houses near East 222nd Street around 3 p.m. on Monday, according to police.

After shooting the gun Lyles was chased into the housing complex by the group of men, where he was assaulted with a rock, police said. Officials found a .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol at the scene.

Lyles was transported to Jacobi Hospital, where he died around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, police said. An autopsy is pending.

Two men, Ezequiel Pena, 20, and Stanley Hampton, 18, were arrested on charges of gang assault and assault in connection with the attack on Lyles, the NYPD said.

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