Cops Make Arrest in Rectory Neighbor Killing
By Dan Gesslein
Cops arrested 49-year-old Jose Quinones yesterday. The Connecticut man was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon- loaded firearm.
Police have identified the victim as Juan Flores, age 49, not 69 as was previously stated.
Cops say that at around 7:24 am, Flores was walking through the lobby of his building at 2856 Webb Avenue. Suddenly a bullet struck the senior in the back knocking him to the ground. Responding EMS rushed the victim to St. Barnabas Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police have identified 49-year-old Jose Quinones as the shooter. Investigators ID the suspect after viewing a surveillance video which captured the murder. In the video the gunman appears to be holding what looks like a shotgun. AND he is then seen walking away with a dog.
This latest shooting comes on the heels of a number of high profile murders including the stabbing death of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. The teen’s murder caused an outpouring of grief and a call to action among residents and politicians to end the violence.