You are reading

Woman Killed by Stray Bullet That Entered Jackson Heights Apartment Wednesday: NYPD

The woman was found inside 91-16 34th Ave. (Google Maps)

Sept. 30, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 43-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet that went through her bedroom window in Jackson Heights early Wednesday, police said.

Bertha Arriaga, who lived in an apartment on 34th Avenue near 92nd Street, was discovered by her 14-year-old son lying on the floor in her bedroom at around 12:45 a.m., according to police.

He called the police and cops found Arriaga with a gunshot wound to the head and EMS pronounced her dead at the scene.

Police said there were reports of gunfire in the area at the time.

Arriaga had heard noises outside on the street and went to look out the window when she was shot, her brother-in-law told PIX11 News.

Arriaga’s husband, Jorge Aguilar, who was sleeping in another room when the incident occurred, tried to perform CPR on his wife, the news outlet reported.

The victim is also survived by two other sons aged 10 and 6, according to PIX11 News.

Aguilar said that she was an extraordinary wife and a devoted mother.

“She was the best wife of all…She cared deeply about the kids,” Aguilar told PIX11 News.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, police said.

 

email the author: [email protected]

2 Comments

Click for Comments 
God is Savior

It’s so sad. But the criminals will be out in no time even if they get caught unfortunately. I would not be surprised if they get bailed out.

Reply
anon

Get the guns OFF the Streets!!! No CHILD should find his mother in a pool of blood! No FAMILY deserves to lose their Mother/Wife/Sister at all! Check Gun Resitrations, Most in not ALL buildings are now equipt with CAMERAS! Find THE MONSTERS who did this! And let the monster and their family suffer 1/10 of what they did to THIS family! The monster need to be LOCKED UP PERMANTLY! No Parole! No Aquittal! This is happening TOO OFTEN! Make our homes, streets safe for our children and families! She was in her OWN home and this is what happens! When are the socialists going to wake up! We can not allow CRIMINAL MONSTERS to RUN LOOSE! When is the next “stray” bullet going to cost someone else their loved ones! We can not afford CODDOL the criminals! If CRIMINALS were PEOPLE would they CONTINUE to ACT like MONSTERS! Defunding the Cops and reducing their numbers left our city open for this HELL! FIX IT!!
God bless the family for their loss… There Earth Angel got taken too soon for senseless violence that the left REFUSES to fix.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.