Cops identify Pedro Cintron as suspect in fatal shooting of NYPD worker

The Bobster

Senior News Editor since 2004

Cops identify Pedro Cintron as suspect in fatal shooting of NYPD worker​



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Amanda Woods


May 10, 2022 9:09am
Updated





Pedro Cintron.
The NYPD has identified the suspect as Pedro Cintron. NYPD







A 55-year-old man is wanted for allegedly fatally shooting his NYPD civilian employee girlfriend, and gravely wounding a neighbor who went to check on her Monday in Queens.
Hours after the Monday morning slaying of 51-year-old Migdalia Ortega in her Ridgewood apartment, the NYPD identified the suspect as Pedro Cintron.
Ortega was fighting with her boyfriend inside the apartment on Fresh Pond Road near Palmetto Street when a female neighbor showed up to see what was going on, authorities said.
“During the dispute, the 48-year-old neighbor went to check on the third-floor occupant,” Deputy Chief Julie Morrill told reporters Monday afternoon. “She was in shock and fled back to her apartment. The male suspect followed her and continued shooting.”
“There are shell casings throughout the hallway and stairwell.”
Ortega was shot in the head and the neighbor blasted in the stomach and shoulder, cops said.
Pedro Cintron. Pedro Cintron is wanted for allegedly fatally shooting his NYPD civilian employee girlfriend, Migdalia Ortega. and gravely wounding a neighbor.NYPD Apartment building. Migdalia Ortega and Pedro Cintron were fighting inside the apartment when a female neighbor showed up to see what was going on.Kevin C. Downs Emergency vehicles. Migdalia Ortega was shot in the head and the neighbor was shot in the stomach and shoulder.Citizen Black car. Suspected gunman Pedro Cintron fled in a vehicle with tinted windows and no license plate.NYPD
Both women were rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where Ortega was pronounced dead and the neighbor remains clinging to life.
Ortega worked for the NYPD’s Information Technology Bureau at One Police Plaza in Manhattan, cops said. Her daughter worked with her at the NYPD, said a colleague of the pair.
The gunman was wearing all black at the time of the attack and fled in a vehicle with tinted windows and no license plate, police sources said.
Apartment. Ortega worked for the NYPD’s Information Technology Bureau at One Police Plaza in ManhattanWayne Carrington Police on the scene. Migdalia Ortega was pronounced dead at the hospital and the neighbor remains clinging to life.Kevin C. Downs Police on the scene. No arrests have been made in the deadly shooting.Wayne Carrington
“[Ortega’s] family has received support from the NYPD Employee Assistance Unit,” Morrill said. “We are doing everything we can to comfort them in this difficult time.”
No arrests had been made by Tuesday morning.
 

The Bobster

Senior News Editor since 2004

Suspect in fatal shooting of NYPD worker commits suicide ‘in public view’: cops​


May 11, 2022 11:36am

A 51-year-old female NYPD administrative employee, and another woman, 48, are clinging to life after a Queens shooting

A man wanted for allegedly gunning down his NYPD civilian employee girlfriend — and gravely wounding a neighbor — committed suicide in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, police said.

Pedro Cintron, 55 — identified by cops as the suspect in the Monday slaying of 51-year-old Migdalia Ortega — shot himself in the head “in public view” on McKibbin Street near Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg around 7:50 a.m., according to authorities and police sources.

He was rushed to the Kings County Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead just after 8:30 a.m., according to the sources.
Pedro Cintron Cintron committed suicide Wednesday morning, according to authorities.NYPD Police tape surrounds the scene of the shootings Ortega and a neighbor were shot in an apartment above the Wizard storefront pictured.Kevin C. Downs for The New York Post Police at the scene of the shootings The shooting took place shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.Wayne Carrington
A gun was recovered at the scene, the sources said.
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Ortega was fighting with Cintron around 8:15 a.m. Monday inside the apartment on Fresh Pond Road near Palmetto Street when a female neighbor showed up to see what was going on, authorities said.
“During the dispute, the 48-year-old neighbor went to check on the third-floor occupant,” Deputy Chief Julie Morrill told reporters Monday afternoon. “She was in shock and fled back to her apartment. The male suspect followed her and continued shooting.”
5/11/22  Pedro Cintron committed suicide with a gun around 7:50AM this morning in front of 100 McKibbin Street in Williamsburg.  He had been wanted by the police for allegedly gunning down his girlfriend Migdalia Otega.  Here, NYPD officers work at the crime scene. (pictured)  At the corner of Manhattan Avenue and McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, NY. Pedro Cintron shot himself in the head “in public view.”Gregory P. Mango Pedro Cintron on surveillance footage Ortega was fighting with Cintron (above) around 8:15 a.m. Monday before he shot her.NYPD
“There are shell casings throughout the hallway and stairwell.”
Ortega was shot in the head and the neighbor blasted in the stomach and shoulder, cops said.
Both women were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where Ortega was pronounced dead and the neighbor was listed in critical but stable condition.
5/11/22  Pedro Cintron committed suicide with a gun around 7:50AM this morning in front of 100 McKibbin Street in Williamsburg.  He had been wanted by the police for allegedly gunning down his girlfriend Migdalia Otega.  Here, NYPD officers work at the crime scene. (pictured)  At the corner of Manhattan Avenue and McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, NY. A gun was recovered at the scene.Gregory P. Mango 5/11/22  Pedro Cintron committed suicide with a gun around 7:50AM this morning in front of 100 McKibbin Street in Williamsburg.  He had been wanted by the police for allegedly gunning down his girlfriend Migdalia Otega.  Here, NYPD officers work at the crime scene. (pictured)  At the corner of Manhattan Avenue and McKibbin Street, Brooklyn, NY. Both women were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center.Gregory P. Mango Cop securing police tape at the scene Police respond to the initial shooting on Fresh Pond Road near Palmetto Street.Spencer Platt/Getty Images
“[Ortega’s] family has received support from the NYPD Employee Assistance Unit,” Morrill said. “We are doing everything we can to comfort them in this difficult time.”
 
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