Noted 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.

Police say the 37-year-old Leathers was found Sunday in a stairwell outside the apartment he shared with 41-year-old Lisa Harris.

Police say Leathers was involved in a physical dispute with Harris and a man. They say Harris punched him and the man, 28-year-old Sterling Aguilar, of Brooklyn, placed him in a chokehold.

Leathers was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Lawrence Leathers en concert live à la 'Cite de la Musique' le 5 septembre 2015, à Paris, France. (Photo by Paul CHARBIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Lawrence Leathers en concert live à la 'Cite de la Musique' le 5 septembre 2015, à Paris, France. (Photo by Paul CHARBIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Lawrence Leathers en concert live à la 'Cite de la Musique' le 5 septembre 2015, à Paris, France. (Photo by Paul CHARBIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant (C) performs with pianist Aaron Diehl, bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Lawrence Leathers at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, on August 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO Eva HAMBACH (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 02: (L-R) Jazz musicians Ryan Scott, Yasushi Nakamura, Dominick Farinacci, Zaccai Curtis, Keita Ogawa, and Lawrence Leathers pose for a photo before their performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on July 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
LAWRENCE LEATHERS plays drums for CELIA MCLORIN at the MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL (Photo by Craig Lovell/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Both Harris and Aguilar were arrested 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."

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