Mocobizscene- Authorities claimed that a guy from New York City is suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend on Saturday, as well as injuring her two nephews.
Following his arrest, 37-year-old Rosvin Mejia Castillo was charged with six charges of criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of assault, one count of attempted assault, two counts of attempted murder, and one crime of murder. Additionally, WCBS-TV stated that he was charged with two charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
Castillo is charged with Saida Bonilla Mejia’s (40) gunshot death in the Bronx borough of New York City. The television station claimed that Castillo and Mejia shared a home at East 203rd Street and Valentine Avenue. Around five in the morning EST, police from the New York City Police Department arrived to the apartment. Police found Mejia in critical condition, and two boys, aged 16 and 9, had been shot..
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Mejia was eventually declared dead at the local hospital after the three of them were brought there. According to WNBC, the elder boy who had been shot in the buttocks was allowed to leave the hospital. The news station reported that the 9-year-old had a gunshot wound to his arm and was still in stable condition at the hospital.
According to an initial inquiry, Castillo pressed the apartment’s doorbell. Mejia reportedly saw him take out a pistol and turn to flee as she opened the door, according to WNBC.
The television network said that during the ensuing firing, the two youngsters were shot. About 12:10 p.m. EST, according to the police, Castillo was taken into custody. The victim’s brother, Kelvin Reyes, “I feel so bad because I was not here to protect my sister.”
According to the news station, Reyes claimed that the pair, who are both from Honduras, had a “tumultuous relationship” and that he had previously reported domestic abuse to the police on earlier occasions. Reyes said WPIX, “Nobody came to my sister’s house because of him when he was living with her.” “He was a toxic individual.”
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