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Police Release Video of Suspects Wanted for Questioning in Relation to Today’s Jackson Heights Killing

Sept. 30, 2020 By Christian Murray

Police have released video footage of two men wanted in relation to the fatal shooting of a woman in Jackson Heights this morning.

The pair, one on a motorcycle and the other on foot, were caught on video near the scene where Bertha Arriaga was killed by a stray bullet that smashed through her 34th Avenue apartment window during the early hours Wednesday.

Arriaga, 43, was found dead on her bedroom floor by her 14-year-old son at around 12:45 a.m. The victim had gone to her bedroom window to check out noise on the street when she was hit in the neck by the stray bullet.

Officials said that the two men appeared to be trying to steal a bike chained up outside of the apartment. The men were making a lot of noise trying to saw off the chain, causing people to look outside.

Police said they are not sure whether it was gang related or not.

Elected officials and neighbors were angered by incident.

“I am horrified that another life has been lost to senseless gun violence,” said Council Member Daniel Dromm this morning.  “Bertha Arriaga was killed by a stray bullet inside of her own home. She died simply because she was standing by her window at the worst possible time.”

There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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And the victim was hispanic.

Anything else moronic you’d like to add.

Black lives shouldn’t be the only lives that matter!

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Alice

Just because someone says black lives matter doesn’t mean they think or feel other lives matter less or don’t matter at all. It’s like saying let’s cure breast cancer, it doesn’t mean the person saying it doesn’t care about other cancers it just means they’re focusing on that particular cancer at that moment. Fox News Cult has created the “all lives” response deflection in its Racist brainwashing campaign.

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Funny how many people know what she was doing when she was shot.

Just saying. And the initial report said that husband was sleeping in another room and tried to perform CPR.

In any event… Wow. Two black dudes on a scooter. #alllivesmatter.

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White people are the majority of arrestees

And the least likely people to be victims of violent crime by black people. If you knew any of that, maybe you wouldn’t be offended!

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Joe

As I said in my other post, give these thugs 30+ to life and we can, perhaps, start addressing the shootings in NYC.
I am actually up for a death sentence in this case, but I can imagine some people still think these thugs have rights. Tell that to the Arriaga’s family. This should have not happened to this family.

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