Police identify suspect in fatal shooting that killed innocent bystander in the Bronx

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THE BRONX — Police have identified a man accused of shooting an innocent bystander in the Bronx Wednesday afternoon.

Orlando Oquendo

Orlando Oquendo

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. in the area of East 154 Street.

Police arrived to find a 45-year-old Maribel Cavero-Reyes with a gunshot wound to her chest. She was transported to Lincoln Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Police later identified the shooter as 17-year-old Orlando Oquendo. They say he was chasing an unknown man on Courtlandt Avenue when he fired a gun, striking the woman.

Oquendo is identified as 5 feet, 5 inches, 145 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black sweater with white lettering on its front, black sweatpants and multi-colored sneakers with blue shoelaces.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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