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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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Anonymous

It’s funny when they say people are killed by “gun violence” as if the guns themselves are causing violence. There is no such thing as a violent gun just violent people.

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Astorianish

Then they have to “describe” the criminals which would be a “racist” way nowadays.

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

Would it offend you if someone called you “racist?”

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Anonymous

It would offend me because I am not racist. I am middle eastern (muslim) so I am one of the most hated by racists probably. I just want “law and order”. That’s we emigrated to the US.

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Why does the Radical Right want everything to be PC?

If you aren’t racist then it shouldn’t offend you.

It’s a shame you think people should only be allowed to say politically correct things, try growing a thicker skin.

Did a congresswoman comment on a video being released?

Like most local crimes, congresspeople don’t comment on new videos being released.

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Good one Pat Macnamaracist

Now call her a bartender! omg it’s like listening to grandpa yell at Fox News.

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anon

Get the license plate!
Cameras catch speeders all the time get the footage from the cameras mounted to the stoplights! Catch these monsters!

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Astorianish

And release them again. Or let a democrat organization to bail them out because they are minority and poor. It looks like the City’s new official justice method is catch & release.

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