CLAREMONT, the Bronx (PIX11) — Police have made an arrest in the drive-by shooting that killed a man and injured two others in the Bronx in April, the NYPD announced Friday.
Ariel Martinez, a 23-year-old Brooklyn resident, was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. Martinez was allegedly one of two people in a black Mercedes sedan that drove up and opened fire on a group of men standing outside a corner store at 1702 Clay Avenue in the Claremont area on April 23.
Joshua Garcia, a 27-year-old Bronx resident, was killed in the shooting. Two other men, ages 34 and 39, were injured but survived.
Authorities haven’t said what the possible motive for the drive-by shooting was. The second suspect in the car has not been arrested.
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