Sunday, July 28, 2013

The black gunman wanted for shooting a family of five outside a Brooklyn park has been arrested in Springfield, Massachusetts

Curtis Peterson, 23 — who fired on a crowd near the Bushwick park because one of the victims reported him to police — was picked up by U.S. Marshals and NYPD officers with the Regional Fugitive Task Force. Peterson — whose rap sheet includes arrests for burglary, drugs, weapons possession and robbery — was aiming for Ronaldo Pizarro, 45, the father of his baby’s mother, police sources said. Pizarro had filled out a police report a day after Peterson harassed the 18-year-old mother during her shift at a local McDonald’s — because he found out she had been dating another man. The jilted Peterson splashed a milkshake in the teen’s face before he left. But when Peterson found out that the incident had been reported to police, he decided to settle matters with a gun. The armed man was with three others when he opened fire on Pizarro, striking him in the stomach. Pizarro’s wife, Melody Amill, 37, was shot in the knee and his son, Ronaldo Jr, took a bullet in the leg. Pizarro’s 45-year-old aunt, Wanda Espinoza, was hit in the stomach and another relative, Manuel Rivera, 62, was wounded in his ankle. All five victims were taken to local hospitals, where they were treated for their wounds.

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