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Ex-boyfriend wanted for murder dies by suicide

Ex-boyfriend wanted for murder dies by suicide
One woman remains hospitalised after Monday shooting

A man wanted in connection with the death of a New York Police Department (NYPD) employee has reportedly been found dead.

Pedro Cintron, who was on the run following the tournage of 51-year-old Migdalia Ortega on Monday, was located on Wednesday morning at about 8am.

His body was found between two cars on McKibbin Street in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood and, comme ABC7 signalé, Mr Cintron appeared to have died of a self-inflicted wound.

An NYPD spokesperson told the Poste de New York he was rushed to the Kings County Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. A medical examiner is set to rule on the cause of death, the NYPD told L'indépendant.

Mr Cintron had been earlier named as a suspect in the shooting death of Ms Ortega, an NYPD civilian employee of 11 years who was working with the tenchology bureau.

She was shot in the head during a domestic incident at her address in Ridgewood, Queens, le lundi, during which a neighbour was wounded.

The other victim, believed to be Ms Ortega’s neighbour, was also shot during the altercation after she attempted to intervene in an apparent fight between the pair.

“During the dispute, the 48-year-old neighbour went to check on the third-floor occupant,” said NYPD Deputy Chief Julie Morrill to reporters on Monday afternoon.

“She was in shock and fled back to her apartment. The male suspect followed her and continued shooting.”

The woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, where she remains in a critical condition.

Ms Ortega, who was pronounced dead at the same hospital later on Monday, was reportedly a former boyfriend of the 55-year-old suspect, a police source told the Nouvelles quotidiennes de New York,although it remains unconfirmed.

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