Suspect in Fatal Shooting Kills Self

Suspect in Fatal Shooting Kills Self

Forum Photo by Michael V. Cusenza

The Fresh Pond Road crime scene.

By Michael V. Cusenza

Pedro Cintron, the suspected killer of an NYPD employee in her Ridgewood apartment, killed himself Wednesday morning, according to police and published reports.

Cops discovered the body of Cintron in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The alleged killer took his own life by shooting himself in the head.

Cintron has been on the run since Monday morning when he allegedly gunned down his girlfriend, Migdalia Ortega, 51, and her 48-year-old neighbor. The concerned neighbor is still in an area hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds.

Two area pols commented on the horrific shooting.

“The violence and lawlessness in this city affects every neighborhood,” City Councilman Bob Holden said. “Bad policies have turned every borough into a shooting gallery. Albany needs to get on board with Mayor Adams ‘blueprint and get criminals off the streets.”

Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar added, “This shooting is part of a disturbing trend that shows a rise in gun violence and crime in our city. Shooting incidents in New York City rose in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021, from 260 to 296. Overall crime increased by 34.2% in April 2022 compared to April last year. NYPD officers effected a 64.6% increase in arrests for illegal gun possession this April compared to April of last year. It is our number one job to make sure our streets are safe for our children, families, and all New Yorkers. I remain committed to ensuring our public safety through legislation, supporting our police, and strengthening mental health and other critical support services.”



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