A suspect wanted for fatally shooting his neighbor in Harlem New York over a clash about the robbery they committed together escaped town but was discovered at a Rockland County motel, police said Thursday.
Suspect For Shooting His Neighbor In Harlem New York Is Arrested
Freddie Gaetan 29 years old was the identified suspect of the shooting that occurred in Harlem New York for killing his neighbor Paul Gonzalez, 38 years old, and fled after the crime he commit.
However, Gaetan was arrested Wednesday at the Budget Motor Inn in Stony Point, about 35 miles north of New York City, and charged in the Monday night murder.
The shooting escalated after an earlier argument they had over a robbery they previously committed together, according to what cops were told by a member of the victim’s family.
Yahoo News reported that Jason Rodriguez the brother of the victim said that Gaetan just came up in his brother’s back and shot him in the head. Moreover, Jason Rodrigue also claimed that his brother Gonzalez, also known as Polo, had been on the phone with his ex-wife arguing about their child together when the shooting happened.
He said the suspect had just gotten out of prison.
The Suspect Was Shot In His Head
Gonzalez was shot in the head in front of his apartment building on W. 140th St. near Frederick Douglass Blvd.
The victim, who leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son, was rushed by medics to Harlem Hospital but could not be saved. The suspect, who resides at the same block, ran off and then escape to the town, police said.
Gaetan was facing murder charges and possession of firearms.
According to the police, neither man had a prior robbery arrest. The suspect has nine prior arrests, including for attempted homicide in 2021.
while Gonzalez had two assault arrests and one for marijuana possession.