Suchari Guzman, 29, was shot in the chest and died at Jacobi Medical Center. She was Abbygail’s mom.
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Clutching relatives for support, Pinto broke down in tears when asked about Vega, who she said was a police officer in Puerto Rico before coming to New York and joining the MTA.
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“I warned her so many times about that evil man!” she said, tears running down her cheeks.
“He loved her and she left him,” she said.
Despite relatives’ claims of a relationship between the suspected gunman and Trivino, a woman who identified herself as Vega’s wife in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx said the bus drivers were not involved. She told the Daily News she had been looking for Vega.
The bodies of the two shooting victims are placed into a medical examiner vehicle. (James Keivom/New York Daily News)
“Oh, my God,” she said repeatedly, as she leaned against a door frame. “I’ve been trying to call him.”
“I’ve seen her before when I drop my husband off at work,” she said, adding that they were co-workers — not dating.
“They brought out the baby wrapped in a yellow blanket,” said witness Ronisha Roderick, 32. “She had a little teddy bear and a pacifier.”
Cops recovered a 9-mm. pistol at the scene.
“I went to take the elevator, but it was broken, so I took the stairs,” Genesis Chevaliera, 18, said. “I opened the door on the 11th floor and saw all these cops and (Cicardo) was on the floor. They were putting the cuffs on him.”
#####IMG000000002#####Blanca Pinto, left, the mother of shooting victim Susan Trivino, and Susan Trivino‘s brother-in-law Ricardo Caceres, arrive at the Bronx apartment building after the shooting Wednesday. (James Keivom/New York Daily News)
“(Cicardo) was crying,” Roderick said. “He was really upset.”
Despite the apparent downward spiral, they couldn’t comprehend why he would kill two generations of the same family — in front of the third.
Chevaliera, who lives on the 12th floor, heard a pounding on her door around the time of the gunfire.
The MTA and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 did not comment on the killing.
The double murder comes as the NYPD marked another drop in homicides. As of Tuesday night, only two murders had occurred in the five boroughs this year — a 75% decline from the eight killings detectives had investigated this time last year, cops said.
The NYPD ended 2017 with 290 homicides — the lowest recorded in the city since 1951.
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