According to law enforcement officials at the New York City Police Department (NYPD), a Mexican gang member who gunned down a man in Queens last week has been identified by detectives. Raul Zamora, 35, allegedly shot a killed Jorge Manzanarez in front of a building at 93-12 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights at around 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Police authorities stated the shooting in the middle of the day was a result of a verbal argument. According to investigators, Zamora shot Manzanarez in the chest once after he and two other people approached him and began arguing. After the shooting, Manzanarez was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he died a few hours later.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce announced to reporters that Zamora is a high-ranking member of the Sureño 13 Mexican gang. Zamora has six previous arrests on his record. Police officials stated the shooting was probably gang-related.
He was described by witnesses on the scene that he is 5’9″ tall and weighs around 145 pounds. The NYPD is asking anyone who sees the suspect to call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)
By Alex Lemieux
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