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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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  • Missing Rikers Island inmate has been found on the island, officials say

    RIKERS ISLAND — The inmate who escaped Rikers Island prison complex, sparking a multi-agency manhunt has been found on the island Thursday, officials say. “I would like to thank the men and women of DOC, the NYPD, the Port Authority Police and New York State Police for their time and effort in locating this individual,” New York City Department of Correction Acting Commissioner Cynthia Brann said. “Their coordinated actions helped safely return this inmate to custody.” Sources say the prisoner, […]

  • Fake immigration officers push victim to the ground, rob him in Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn –– Police say men posing as immigration agents pushed a man to the ground and robbed him in Brooklyn earlier this month. The NYPD says the victim, 25, who was riding a bicycle near Johnson Avenue and Humboldt Street on July 11, around 10 p.m. when four men approached him and told him to get off the bike. The males displayed silver shields and identified themselves as immigration officers to the victim, police said. Three of the men […]

  • Woman arrested in stabbing death of boyfriend at Brooklyn public housing complex

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn –– Police say a woman was arrested with the stabbing death of her boyfriend at a housing complex in Brooklyn early Sunday. Officers responded to a 911 call of a person stabbed inside one of Eleanor Roosevelt Houses on Pulaski Street around 3:30 a.m. When police arrived, they found a 33-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive with stab wounds to the neck and arm, according to the NYPD, Ramel Patterson was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. […]

  • Electrician found dead inside Hell’s Kitchen luxury apartment

    HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan –– Police are investigating an electrician’s death after he was found dead inside an elevator at a luxury apartment in Manhattan Sunday morning. The FDNY and the NYPD responded to 555 Tenth Ave. for a person needing medical assistance around 7:15 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a 53-year-old man between the elevator and the elevator shaft on the fifth floor of the building. Steven Simpson was pronounced dead. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. The […]

  • Man attacks pregnant woman with machete in Brooklyn

    EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn –– Police say a man was arrested after he attacked a pregnant woman with a machete in Brooklyn. The assault happened at a building on Church Ave. near E. 96th Street in East Flatbush around 7 a.m. Sunday, police said. Cops say the woman, 22, got into a fight with Brenton Harry, 57, when he struck the woman in the face with the large knife. She wasn’t cut with the weapon nor did she suffer visible injuries, […]

  • Man, 20, shot, apprehended by undercover officers in Crown Heights

    CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn – – Undercover officers shot an armed man after he ignored orders to drop his weapon in Brooklyn overnight, police officials said Friday. NYPD Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said it happened at around 1:30 a.m. when three members – a sergeant and two officers – from the Brooklyn North Gang Unit were in patrol in the vicinity of St. John’s Place and Rochester Avenue in the Crown Heights section of the borough. The three officers were on […]

  • Escaped parolee sought by authorities on Staten Island

    STAPLETON, Staten Island — Authorities are hunting for an escaped parolee on Staten Island early Thursday, police said. The NYPD says the parolee, identified as 41-year-old Hector Calo, escaped from a home on Van Duzer Avenue in the Stapleton section of the borough. Calo was on parole for a second-degree burglary conviction out of Manhattan, according to the state department of corrections. He was released in August 2015 and set to remain under community supervision until 2020.

  • Video shows man smash beer bottle on victim’s head outside Bronx deli

    MIDDLETON- PELHAM BAY, the Bronx –– Police are looking for a man who smashed a beer bottle against another man’s face outside a Bronx deli, cops said. The NYPD says the attacker struck the 36-year-old victim in the face with a beer bottle in front of Gourmet Deli on Burhre Avenue on May 23, around 1:40 a.m. after getting into an argument with him. Surveillance video shows the container shattering in bits following the attack. The victim suffered minor cuts […]

  • Shane McMahon among those rescued after helicopter lands in water off Gilgo Beach

    BABYLON, N.Y. — A helicopter with two people inside made a water landing off the shore of Long Island Wednesday morning, authorities said. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the chopper, a Robinson R44 model, crashed at about 10:25 p.m. off Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County. The pilot of the helicopter issued an emergency call prior to going into the water, according to the FAA. A commercial flight heading to JFK heard the call and relayed to the controllers at the […]

  • Video: Serial robbers violently mug woman in Queens

    FLUSHING, Queens — Police are looking for men wanted for several robberies targeting women in Queens, including a violent mugging caught on camera. The NYPD says the thieves took more than $10,000 from three women in Flushing from May 25 to June 5. Police say two men first approached a 54-year-old victim from behind, shoved her to the ground and took her purse on May 25, around 11:30 p.m. Both of them ran away westbound on 59th Avenue in a […]