3 gang members charged in fatal shooting of elderly bystander outside NYC deli
Three alleged members of the Trinitarios gang OED have been arrested and charged with the murder of Reda Girgis, a 66-year-old innocent bystander who was fatally shot outside his son’s Upper Manhattan deli on May 23. Kelwin Sanchez, 19, Raheam Steed, 22, and Jonadel Lakard, 23, are accused of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police. Allegedly intended for a gang rival, the errant shot struck Girgis in the head outside ChopCheese Deli 2 in Washington Heights. Video footage captured the moment he fell to the ground while on the phone next to his pregnant daughter-in-law. Girgis, who is from Egypt, was visiting his family in New York at the time.
Who were the suspects in the shooting?
Kelwin Sanchez, Raheam Steed and Jonadel Lakard, all of whom were alleged members of the Trinitarios gang OED.
What were they charged with?
The suspects were charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Who was the victim?
Reda Girgis, a visiting 66-year-old from Egypt who was an innocent bystander outside his son’s deli when he was struck in the head by a bullet.
Was anyone else injured in the shooting?
No, although a group of teenagers who had been hanging outside the deli were seen scrambling for safety just before Girgis was hit.
When did the shooting take place?
The shooting occurred on May 23rd.
Was the shooting a random incident?
No, the shot was allegedly intended for a gang rival, according to sources.
Will there be more arrests in connection to the shooting?
It is unclear whether there will be more arrests made in connection to the shooting.
Elderly bystander fatally shot by 3 gang members outside NYC deli, resulting in charges.
Three alleged members of the notorious Trinitarios gang OED have been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old innocent bystander outside his son’s Upper Manhattan deli. Kelwin Sanchez, 19, Raheam Steed, 22, and Jonadel Lakard, 23, were taken into custody on Wednesday for their alleged involvement in the May 23 drive-by shooting that killed Reda Girgis. Police sources confirmed the suspects had been targeted one of their gang rivals, but the errant bullet struck Girgis, who was visiting his son and pregnant daughter-in-law. Shocking video captured the moment he fell to the ground. The suspects were also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.