A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for fatally shooting an innocent bystander and her dog at a Brooklyn bodega last month, law enforcement sources said.
Namel Colon, 36, was arrested by police at a Chinese restaurant in Queens after more than seven weeks on the run since he allegedly shot dead Jennifer Ynoa, 36, and her one-year-old pit bull Blue at the interior of Salim Smoke Shop in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Jan. 2, sources said.
Colon, of Manhattan, was transported to the 79th Precinct where he is expected to be charged with murder, the sources said.
Ynoa, a mother of four who lived two blocks from the store, was on her nighttime walk with her dog when she was killed, her boyfriend Carlton Busch, 46, told the Post.
The fatal shooting was captured on surveillance video and investigators believe a man in the store who can be seen eating from a bag of crisps in the footage was likely the intended target of the shooter, the police said. police.
The alleged shooter was also filmed arriving outside the bodega in a red car and calmly crossing the street before pressing the shots.
Sources said Colon took on a lawyer during his interrogation. The man believed to be the intended target also remained silent, sources said.
Colon has 19 prior arrests with 11 felony charges, including burglary, theft and assault, sources said.
New York Post