Suspect Identified in Weekend Shooting on Pitt Street (Updated 3:01 p.m.)
Here’s a followup on the shooting that happened on Pitt Street early Sunday morning. As previously reported, several men were fired upon after a dispute in front of a bodega near Stanton Street. This morning, police have released details about the suspect.
They’re looking for 42-year-old Miguel Maldonado. The “wanted” flyer put out today indicates there’s “probable cause to arrest” Maldonado in connection with the shootings. In the incident, which happened around 6 a.m., cops believe he fired five or six rounds, hitting four victims. Maldonado stands 5-foot-5 and weighs 150 pounds. His last known address was on East 102nd Street. If you have any information about this crime, call the detectives listed above.
Over the weekend, it was reported that a 25 year-old and a 35-year-old were shot in the leg, while another man, 23, was wounded in the leg and stomach. The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital.
UPDATE 3:01 p.m. The Daily News says Maldonado is “an ex-con on parole for another shooting.” Cops told the News they believe Sunday’s shooting was, “revenge after (the shooting victims) beat him and his cousin up hours earlier.” More details from the story:
The gunfire left Oscar Delgado, 23, who lives in the area, with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg. Anthony Estevez, 25, was shot in the left shoulder and Jose Marte, 34, was hit in the left leg, sources said… A fourth man who may have been grazed when a bullet pierced his pocket, wallet and the cash inside later arrived at the hospital and spoke with police about the shooting, sources said. Maldonado is no stranger to violence. He has a dozen prior arrests, including one in 2007 for a non-fatal shooting in Coney Island. He served four years at Queensboro Correctional Facility for assault and was released in January 2014. He is on parole through April 28, 2019.