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Chris Brito is a digital producer for PIX11.com.

Prior to joining PIX11, Chris wrote for the Queens Ledger, Queens Courier and El Correo de Queens.

Chris studied at St. John’s University, where he majored in Journalism and Politics. He was part of the Torch, the university’s award-winning student newspaper.


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    14 firefighters suffer injuries battling blaze at SI storage facility

    CHARLESTON, Staten Island – More than a dozen firefighters were wounded battling a fire at a storage facility on Staten Island Saturday morning, FDNY said. FDNY received a call at 9:54 a.m. for a fire at Metro Self Storage on Veterans Road. It quickly grew to a massive fire and numerous units were destroyed.  The fire was placed under control in less than two hours. FDNY said 14 firefighters were injured in the blaze. 11 of them suffered minor injuries […]

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    Gunman seen on video opening fire on man in Jackson Heights, Queens

    JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens – Cops are looking for the shooter who openly fired his gun on a Queens street corner, injuring a man last Tuesday, police said. It happened in front of 90-01 37th Ave. at around 8:40 p.m. Police say the gunman approached a 24-year-old man, showed off his firearm and shot the victim once time in right side of his torso. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for injuries. The gunman was last seen […]

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    Pair lures 9-year-old boy from Brooklyn Target, steals nearly $300

    BROOKLYN – Police say two males stole nearly $300 from a 9-year-old boy after they met him inside a Target store in downtown Brooklyn. The NYPD says the child was shopping at a Target on Flatbush Avenue on Jan. 10, at around 5:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men. The pair engaged in a conversation and convinced him to go to another unspecified location, police said. After they exited the Target, one of the males allegedly put his hand over the […]

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    Free weed to be handed out on Trump’s Inauguration Day

    WASHINGTON – A pro-weed organization is welcoming the new administration with a blaze. The DCMJ will be handing out 4,200 joints at Dupont Circle in Washington early Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., according to their Facebook event page. The weed enthusiasts call themselves a “community group fighting for equal rights for DC cannabis users, growers and their families.” They’ll be parading down to the National Mall and giving out “legally grown cannabis” along the way. Once Donald Trump is four minutes and 20 seconds […]

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    More body parts found at Bronx waste station one day after workers discover female torso, leg, police say

    HUNTS POINT, The Bronx – Police say they’ve found more body parts at a garbage transfer station in the Bronx one day after workers found a female torso and a leg. Two arms without hands were discovered at the Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point, police said Wednesday. Detectives, crime scene technicians and the medical examiner are trying to figure out how a woman’s torso and leg ended up in the trash at a garbage transfer station Tuesday. They’re also now […]

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    Queens woman whose grandson kept corpse in plastic bags for months was strangled: NYPD

    RIDGEWOOD, Queens – An 85-year-old Queens woman whose grandson kept her decomposing body inside several garbage bags was strangled, police said. On Tuesday, the NYPD said a medical examiner determined Erika Kraus-Brelin, 85, was asphyxiated in May. She was wrapped in at least 10 garbage bags until a relative led police to the horrifying discovery inside her Ridgewood, Queens home on Oct. 5, according to police. Her grandson, Christopher Fuhrer, 30, is under arrest after months of trying to cover up […]

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    3 people dead, including suspected gunman, at Jersey City home; 1 person at-large: source

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Three people were found dead, including a suspected gunman, at a Jersey City home, and a second possible shooter is believed to be at-large, sources said Tuesday. Two men and a woman were found dead at a home near Fulton Avenue and Van Cleef Street around 10 p.m. Monday, sources said. One of the men is a suspected shooter. Quadel Chisolm, 31, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his torso. Police found him in the entrance […]

  • A BMW crashed into a late model Corvette before it smashed into the front door of a SoHo art gallery on January 17, 2017. (Photo: PIX11/Anthony DiLorenzo)

    1 hospitalized after BMW hits Corvette, then smashes into SoHo art gallery

    SOHO, Manhattan – A man was hospitalized after a BMW crashed into Corvette before hitting the front part of a SoHo art gallery early Tuesday, police said. It happened on the corner of Broome and Greene streets around 2 a.m. A white BMW x5 collided with a late-model Corvette driven by a 28-year-old man, and it then careened into the concrete pillar and door in front of Eden Fine Art, according to police. The man was taken to a local hospital, […]

  • The search is on for 83-year-old Ethel Pepper who was reported missing on January 15, 2016. (Photo: NYS Police)

    Mt. Vernon woman, 83, with dementia reported missing, may be in need of medical attention

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The search is on for a Mount Vernon woman, 83, with dementia who was reported missing Sunday evening. Ethel K. Pepper, was last seen in the area of North Terrace Ave. in Mount Vernon at 6 p.m. Sunday, state police said. She is 83 years old with early onset dementia and may be in need of medical attention. Pepper was last seen driving a 1999 gray Nissan Altima with New York registration XPR-483, state police said. […]

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    Water restored to residents after water main break flooded homes in Queens

    CORONA, Queens — Water was restored after a water main break flooded a street in Queens Thursday. Crews started working to fix the 12-inch water main break on 60th Avenue at 99th Street starting about 1:30 a.m., Deputy Commissioner Eric Landau said. By 4:45 p.m., water service was restored to all residents affected, NYC Environmental Protection said. But the river of water had damaged the roadway, reached the the wheel wells of some cars and seeped into the basements of a few buildings on […]